Friday 3 May 2019

Two Me 109s shooting down a barrage balloon

              "Zwei Me 109 Jagdeinsitzer vernichten einen feindlichen Fesselballon"   - Two Me 109s shooting down an enemy barrage balloon

Lt. Hans-Otto Lessing, JG 51, Wissant, Channel coast,  letter home 17 August 1940

" ..yesterday I returned my fifth victory. This includes two barrage balloons, which count as one 'kill'.. that is not many when you consider how many opportunities we have had, but they do not always go down when you shoot at them.."