Friday 4 December 2015

Staffelkapitän Oblt. Rüdiger Ossmann ZG 1 Me 110 G Lippspringe - daily Ebay photo find # 141

Above; Bf 110 G-2 of 1./ZG 1 seen in Bad Lippspringe during August/September 1943 equipped with a BK 3,7 cm belly cannon. Left is Flugzeugführer Lt. Manfred Thewes, later Staffelkapitän 1./ZG 26 and then 1./JG 6 in the Reichsverteidigung. Next to him five victory ace Staffelkapitän Oblt. Rüdiger Ossmann KIA on 08 October 1943 in combat with US Viermots 20 km east of of the Dümmersee at the controls of Bf 110 G-2 "S9+AH" WNr.120047.

Below; Me 110 G-2 "S9+.H" der 1./ZG 1. Fourth from the right with cap is Staffelkapitän Oblt. Rüdiger Ossmann on the return of Bordfunker Fw Schieder from his 250th Feindflug seen in summer 1943 probably in Ledna. To his left on the sidecar is Lt. Manfred Thewes

Below; Me 110 F/G of 1./ZG1, right Lt. Manfred Thewes and on the left Staffelkapitän Oblt. Rüdiger Ossmann. Poltawa, March 1943.

Staffelkapitän Oblt. Rüdiger Ossmann being feted after his 250th combat sortie, summer 1943, probably in Ledna, his 1./ ZG 1 Me 110 G-2 "S9+.H". He had been awarded the DKiG (Deutsches Kreuz in Gold) on 4 June 1943.

 Above; pilots of 1./ZG 1 in Bad Lippspinge in August/September 1943 behind Staffelkapitän Oblt. Rüdiger Ossmann. After his death in combat his replacement as StaKa 1./ ZG 1 was Oblt. Peter Jenne

More images of Rossmann and ZG 1 in Russia on this blog here

 Me 110 G-2 of 1./ZG 1 in Bad Lippspringe in August/September 1943. Lt. Classen sporting the emblem of I./SKG 210 embroidered on his Fliegerkombi  (flight suit)

Below; Lt. Manfred Thewes in the cockpit of a Me 110 D of I./ZG 1, Russia 1942.

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