Saturday 24 November 2012

Günther Rall's Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 JG 52, Heinkel He 111s of KG 4 in the West

well known view of Günther Rall's Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 8./JG52 (B1+~) WNr 7308 crash-landed on November 28 1941..previously published in a US photo booklet and currently on sale again

 On 28 November, Oblt. Günther Rail, the StaKa of 8./JG52, was caught up in combat and wounded, forcing the pilot to crash land his Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4, 'Black 1', WNr. 7308,  near Rostov. Although appearing relatively intact in this photograph, the airframe probably suffered severe structural damage as it was later classified as 95% destroyed and written off. Note the III./JG 52 emblem under the cockpit..

currently on offer at koelsch333 Ebay sales and shown here courtesy of Marco, a set of nice views of He 111s of KG 4 in Holland