Saturday 27 June 2020

More ‘symbols of command’ - eBay photo find #333

Oberleutnant Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld as Staffelkapitän 5./NJG 2. He was awarded the German Cross in Gold (Deutsches Kreuz in Gold) on 25 January 1942 and the Ritterkreuz on 16 April 1942 after he had shot down 4 RAF bombers in the night of 26 -27 March 1942, his score standing at 21 victories. Promoted to Hauptmann, Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld was made Gruppenkommandeur I./ NJG 3 on 15 October 1942..

Galland’s ‘famous’ 5819 - a rare view showing the auxiliary tank. These images taken from a sequence depicting Galland arriving in Berlin at Staaken according to the seller, presumably on a Dienstreise  (lit. 'business trip' )  More from this sequence on this blog

Above;  summer 1944 , Kommodore JG 52 Hrabak.

Also on this blog;

Hrabak and Hartman toast Hartmann's 300th

 Below; distinctive camo finish on this III./JG 3 machine presumably transferred to the Stab, note twin emblems under the cockpit, probably Luetzow...

Thanks to Sinisa, Marc, Chris, Michel, George, Franck at the ‘Messerschmitt Bf 109’ FB pages for commentary and detective work...