Friday 2 September 2022

Ju 88 A-4s of KG 3 on the Eastern Front


Mechanics of Kampfgeschwader 3 Blitz, standing on the Junkers Ju-88 A-4 coded 5K+GP, salute the crew of a bomber flying over the airfield. This particular 6./KG 3 (WNr. 8518) Ju 88 was shot down on 9 July 1942 in the Shisdra sector. The crew escaped unscathed except for the pilot Fw. Horst Pilz who was killed. Note the gust locks in place on the elevator and rudder.