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Old 20th June 2018, 09:09
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Re: Bf109A,B,C,D in Legion Condor

Good morning Peter,

Wings Palette offers a 6-79 profile with 15 victory bars (which includes his unconfirmed claim).
http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww15/f/139/67/3
So far, I think we can assume 14 Mölders kills in 6-79, can we not ?

Have a nice Wednesday,

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Old 20th June 2018, 10:44
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Re: Bf109A,B,C,D in Legion Condor

Sorry Michael, we could ..... but while many of the profiles on that site are accurate, many are not. It could well be that someone took a bit of artistic licence and said, well, he had 14+1, so I'll put that on the tail.
From memory there have been instances of that mentioned on this forum.
Without a photo you just never know for sure.
For 6o79 I have a photo with 4, a photo with 12, a model kit with 3 and a decal set from a company which is unfortunately known to take a bit of licence with 15.
So 12 is the highest confirmed score I have.
I also have a profile from Osprey's Aces of the Legion Condor book by Robert Forsythe which claims to be based on a photo taken in late 1938 showing 15 bars arranged as in the abovementioned decal set.
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Old 20th June 2018, 14:36
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Re: Bf109A,B,C,D in Legion Condor

Good afternoon Peter,

if memory serves me well this book
https://www.amazon.de/Jagdflieger-Ob...r+m%C3%B6lders
features a photo of Mölders' rudder showing 15 victory bars.
The book is in the Brandenburg library, which I can visit next Monday.

Furthermore, I'll check this journal which is at home.
https://www.amazon.de/Milit%C3%A4r-G...r+m%C3%B6lders

I'll report to you, sincerely,

Michael
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Re: Bf109A,B,C,D in Legion Condor

Hello,

You will also find a photo of the LC Bf 109 with 15 kill markings in this publication:

German Aircraft Markings 1939-1945
Merrick,K A
London:Ian Allan,1977
p.32

The caption reads:

Above: Fifteen kill markings on the fin of what is believed to be Werner Molders' Bf 109. It was previously thought that Molders had achieved only 14 kills in Spain. Camouflage appears to be 62 Green, the damaged paintwork revealing the 02 primer coat. Source: (J) Greiner Collection.

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Re: Bf109A,B,C,D in Legion Condor

Thanks Col. Does the photo allow you to confirm it is 6o79?
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