Sunday 20 December 2015

Galland's Bf 109 Emil WNr 5819 - Luftwaffe aces

Some neat views of Galland's Emil WNr 5819 from expired Ebay auctions - click to see the full view. Galland took over this machine on 7 September 1940 and returned his 31st victory on 11 September 1940. It was his 'regular' aircraft until mid-April 1941. The 'victory' markings were painted on a pale blue panel either in red or black - see article entitled "Galland's Emil" by Michael Payne in Aviation News, May 1992. Over the winter of 1940-41 this aircraft was thoroughly overhauled, repainted in the new grey colours (RLM 74/75/76) and re-engined..

A good view of the wing upper surfaces and the area of repainting on the fuselage under the chevron bar following the installation of the double fuselage hatches for the GM-1 boost equipment. 54 Abschussbalken on the rudder..

See also these pages elsewhere on this blog devoted to Galland's Emils and Friedrichs

And his Stab./JG 27 Emil on this blog