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Old 19th May 2012, 22:16
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Looking for photos of Ju87B-1 S2+MK of 2./StG77 down 14.5.40?


About three years ago there were two color photos sold on eBay of a Ju87B force landed during the WC/FC of May-June, 1940. These carried the code S2+MK, and were apparently taken just after the plane landed on its belly, shearing off its main landing gear. At the time, the seller captioned these as "Belgium." In a recent issue of "Luftwaffe im Focus" (17/2010, P. 22-23), one of these was published with the information that this was likely one of the losses to 2./StG77 in the area of Sedan, France, on May 14, 1940, and possibly the a/c of Lt. Sinn. This aircraft carried a W.Nr. about 2/3 of the way down the rudder on both sides in this style: "0870???" I'm trying to determine what that W.Nr. was. This style of marking the W.Nr. of I./StG77 a/c dates back prior to the Polish Campaign of 9.39, and is generally diagnostic for that unit's a/c markings for the period. I've got a large number of photos of Ju87Bs forced down on their wheels, force landed, belly landed and overturned during the WC/FC, but strangely don't find any other B & W photos that I can associate with this a/c. Several photos show W.Nr. clearly, but none of them match up with S2+MK.

Who might be able to point me to other photos of this a/c, and perhaps solve the mystery of the W.Nr. on this a/c? Obviously, I'd also like to confirm the location and crew relating to this incident as well.

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