Sunday 15 January 2017

Hptm Wolfgang Lippert 'black <<' Bf 109 E-7, Vrba, April 1941

Another view of Me Bf 109 E-7 (" black double chevron " - WNr. 4148) of the Stab II./JG 27 assigned to Kommandeur Hptm Wolfgang Lippert and photographed at Vrba, near Sofia, in early April 1941. In this image the dates of his 21 Battle of Britain claims are clearly visible, with the last being 1 November 1940. Only 16 of these were confirmed  - his 17th confirmed victory was achieved on 22 June 1941, the opening day of Barbarossa. Lippert was shot down and taken captive on 23 November 1941 but died from his injuries ten days later. He had 30 confirmed claims.