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Old 2nd November 2013, 19:45
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Questions about an Me109 wing that was found at Wright Field

Okey dokey...

I recently had the opportunity to view a very nice Me109 wing that was not from a crash or dug from somewhere in Russia.

Though most of it's paint has faded or flaked over the years, 100% it was a African/Italian bird, as it still had major traces of RLM79 Sandgelb.

It also still had 60% of the cross on the upper wing surface.

Perfectly straight, no major damage.

There was a werk number painted on the inside, but it appeared to be done by someone post-war, so I did not pay too much attention to it.

I was told it was found in storage at Wright-Patterson in the 1980's.

Sadly, I did not get to take any photos, but for all I know the werk (and story) could have been something made-up.

What I know for a fact is

Type Me109 G5 to G14
RLM79 on upper surface and RLM76 on the under surface
Cross on the upper
Traces of the cross on the lower
Not dug or from a wreck - looks like it is from old storage.


I have gone through all the photos and books I have of captured Me109's...and every one had the cross(es) over-painted with US markings. Also the British did that on thiers as well...

So I am at a bit of a loss into where this wing could have come from.

Does anyone know of any Me109 aircraft, captured by the allies, that would have these features??

TIA


Mike
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