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Old 2nd November 2016, 20:45
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KG 40 or KG 100?

Two well-known photos of He 177A's.
One is reputedly depicting A-5s of II./KG 40 at Bordeaux-Mérignac before a mission.
The other shows an aircraft sporting the same camouflage pattern but definitely wearing the "6N" code of KG 100.

My question is:
- did a few He 177s of II./KG 40 wear the markings of KG 100?
- or was the same camo pattern shared by both units?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 2nd November 2016, 23:49
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Re: KG 40 or KG 100?

Chris: When I am back I can send you higher def scans which might help but this is a confusing time for KG 1, KG 4, KG 40 and KG 100 and don't forget the Wekusta ac!
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Re: KG 40 or KG 100?

By Wekusta, do you mean this one?
It's a fake.
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Old 9th November 2016, 22:49
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Re: KG 40 or KG 100?

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Two well-known photos of He 177A's.
One is reputedly depicting A-5s of II./KG 40 at Bordeaux-Mérignac before a mission.
The other shows an aircraft sporting the same camouflage pattern but definitely wearing the "6N" code of KG 100.

My question is:
- did a few He 177s of II./KG 40 wear the markings of KG 100?
- or was the same camo pattern shared by both units?

Thanks in advance.

Chris
these photos are in the Bundesarchiv online gallery - labelled Tannenberg, East Prussia. From the wider shot showing one bomber getting airborne they are not at Mérignac

https://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/cross-search/search/_1478720209/?search[page]=205

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Old 9th November 2016, 23:33
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Re: KG 40 or KG 100?

Well, they are labeled wrong. I used to work in the building in the background and at that time that building was at Aalborg ......
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