Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Slovak Gustavs in Anapa - Bundesarchiv photo report series #5


View of the Black Sea coastal air field at Anapa in April 1943 showing the conditions at this base to good advantage. Visible are Messerschmitt Bf 109 Gustavs of the Slovak 13./JG 52, which was subordinated to II./JG 52. 13. Staffel used yellow fuselage markings and a horizontal stripe aft of the Balkenkreuz similar to II./JG 52. JG 52 aircraft used smaller fuselage numbers while the Slovak machines featured  tri-colour spinner stripes  (in national colours).