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Marc-André Haldimann 19th April 2013 08:52

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
Hamdullilah!
Flickr does obviously some maintenance at odd hours;-))


Cheers
Marc

Marc-André Haldimann 27th April 2013 18:35

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
Hi folks,

Among my sweep through the online Bundesarchiv photos, I found this one which is a real tough nut to crack:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2809206...in/photostream

My interpretation, based on the camouflage pattern, is as follows: Bf 109 G-8 W.Nr 20. ..., NAGr. ?, France, Autumn 1944. Source: Bundesrachiv, PK Röderer, Bild 101I-496-3453-39A.

I would be grateful for any complementary information ...and confirmation;-))
Marc

Marc-André Haldimann 3rd May 2013 10:41

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
ChristianK,

Just found thanks your thread revival of Bf 110 G-4 W.Nr 720 082 this good shot of Bf 109 G-14/AS W.Nr. 465 381:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2809206...57625539886908

The picture was taken by 4 US Infantry Division 8th Infantry Regiment, no location given. Any chance to narrow down the location?

Cheers
Marc

ChristianK 3rd May 2013 10:51

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
Sorry Marc, no idea...

Marc-André Haldimann 3rd May 2013 10:52

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
Alas..

Danke Christian! Will try to track down where his unit was in April 1945...

Cheers
Marc

Marc-André Haldimann 8th May 2013 10:31

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
Thanks to Peter over on LEMB, another nice Bf 109 K-4 picture:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2809206...in/photostream
Bf 109 K-4 W.Nr 334 ... or 335 ..., unit unknown, Goslar, May 1945. Source: Ebay auction via LEMB Forum.

No tactical markings nor RV Band are to to be seen. Now which unit was operating from Goslar during the Spring 1945?

Thanks!
Marc

ouidjat 8th May 2013 15:39

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
Hi Marc,

According Michael Holms site; only one (among fighter units) III./JG 27 until 8/4/45.
Not a lot but that's all I can do.

Cheers, Franck.

Marc-André Haldimann 8th May 2013 16:31

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
Merci beaucoup, Franck!

That gives us at east a clue: low vis RV band seen under that angle, dark tactical markings, add a tad of shine on the paint job, and there you have a perfectly anonymous Bf 109 K-4 when seen under that angle;-)) and which very well could be of 10./JG 27...

Cheers
Marc

Rasmussen 8th May 2013 16:40

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marc-André Haldimann (Post 166001)
Just found thanks your thread revival of Bf 110 G-4 W.Nr 720 082 this good shot of Bf 109 G-14/AS W.Nr. 465 381:

If the W.Nr. correct I doubt that's an G-14/AS.

Regards
Rasmussen

Marc-André Haldimann 8th May 2013 19:48

Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source
 
And you're probably right so, Jörn. I've checked again the picture and the W.Nr. 465 381 is fully legible; even the washed down "6" can be made out.

What can't even with the best good will, is the AS bulge: a propeller blade stands oddly at that particular place, combined with the shadow of the metallic roof.. Facit: W.Nr. is correct , and yes, it can by all means be a Bf 109 G-14. Any way to be positive about it?

Thanks
Marc


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