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Old 30th August 2018, 23:49
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

Hi there, Gang,

Here some fresh images wich do need some additional research:

Said to be JG 54 at Strausberg, Winter 1944 - 1945.

Both machines to be seen are from JG 77 as clearly shown by their red heart emblem. The first picture shows a G-14: "Weisse 1", is from I./JG 77 which was equipped from August 1944 onwards with Bf 109 G-14's before relinquishing them early 1945 for the Bf 109 K-4's. Possible location could be Dortmund as Stab and I./JG 77 were stationed there between October 44 and 18 January 1945.

The second photo is clearly a Bf 109 G-6 with short antenna mast and D/F loop. As this type was definitely withdrawn by I./JG 77 at the end of September 1944 by then fully equipped with new G-14's, it can't be a late 1944 photo as the trees framing the machine are leafless. Hence the possibility this shot being taken in Italy, before April 1944.

Any possible confirmation for the location or any other details in relation with this rare portfolio ?

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