Friday 25 December 2015

JG 52 Emils at Flugplatz Calais Coquelles, summer 1940 Battle of Britain - daily Ebay photo find #152

A line up of JG 52 Emils seen in Coquelles just outside Calais, the site today of the Tourist traffic waiting areas for Channel tunnel Le Shuttle traffic..note the clock tower of the town hall ( le Beffroi de l’Hôtel de Ville ) on the to view large.

Luftwaffe fighter units based on this (open expanse of grass) airfield;  source ” Les pertes de la chasse de jour en France ” by Pierre Watteeuw (Luftwaffe day fighter losses in France)

 – I./JG 52 from 3 August to 31 October 1940

– I./ JG 51 from 9 March to 25 May 1941

– III./ JG 26 from 19 October 1941 to 7 April 1942

More early JG 52 images at Manuel Rauh's current sales