Focke Wulf 190 A3 4./JG 1 ”Oesau”, White 7 - Olt. Robert Olejnik, Woensdrecht - Netherlands, June 1942
680 combat missions. 4 bombers. 15 victories in the West. Served in EKdo-16 in October, 1943. Kdr I/JG-400 in September, 1944 and Kdr IV/EJG-2 in November, 1944. His 1st, a Hurricane at Faversham on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Spitfires at Themsemündung on 5 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 5 October, 1940. His 5th victory, a Spitfire northwest of St. Omer, 5 Feb., 1941. His 38th, a Mosquito 15 km southeast of Den Helder on 9 May, 1943. His 42nd, a B-17 ENE of Bremen on 8 October, 1943. As Kdr I/JG-44 (9/44), he suffered a serious crash in an Me 163 during its development. He was the first Luftwaffe pilot to shoot down a Russian aircraft on the Eastern Front, an I-16, 22 June, 1941, when he was in JG-3. He was flying a Bf 109. He was shot down 14 August, 1941 possibly by the Soviet Ace, Lt. Vasily Demyenok. Known to have flown the Fw 190A-5 in July, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 41 victories. Deceased 29 October, 1988 in Munich.
Focke Wulf 190 A7 Stab II./JG 1 ”Oesau”, Red 21 - FhjFw. Max Sauer, Rheine - Germany, March 1944
KIA 29 March, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51 escorts at Badersleben. No known grave. Uninjured 3 November, 1943 when his AC was shot down at Brake, and he bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 11 November, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 NE of Hannover on 30 January, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 (e.V.) in the Hameln area on 10 February, 1944. Bailed successfully 3 November, 1943 after aerial combat with American escort fighters on the Wilhelmshaven raid. Sauer was the long-time wingman for Oberst Oesau.
Focke Wulf 190 A6 2./JG 1 “Oesau”, Black 3 - Lt. Rudi Pfiffer, Deelen - Netherlands, July 1943
KIA 17 June, 1944 in aerial combat in an A-8 Wk# 172604 "White 3" with a P-51 over La Cordonniere, near Calvados, in the Argentan France area. Buried La Cambe, Block 22/4/66. His Wk# 530720 was damaged during an emergency landing 18 October, 1943 at Terwolde Holland, NW of Deventer. An Fw 190A-6, Wk# 550512 crashed at Deelen Holland 11/11/43, pilot wounded. He was shot down with wounds by B-24 return fire, in an A-8, Wk# 170044 "Black 3" on 8 April, 1944. One of the great four-engine victors in the Home Defense with 26 bomber victories. One known victory, his 1st, a Mosquito at Osnabrück on 14 September, 1942. His 2nd, another Mosquito in the Osnabrück area on 19 September, 1942. Another, a Stirling on 15 May, 1943. His 5th victory, a B-17 800 m E of Hardheim on 17 August, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 NW of Daun on 4 October, 1943. His 25th, a B-17 N of Kaiserlautern on 24 April, 1944. His 30th, a B-17 at Prenzlau on 24 May, 1944. His 34th & 35th, both Spitfires on 16 June, 1944; both at Conde-sur-Noireau. All his victories were in the West. Buried at La Cambe, France, Block 22. This former Fw was promoted to Lt. - See more at: http://www.aircrewremembered.com/KrackerDatabase/?s=100&q=black+3#sthash.GoAcim3F.dpuf
Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-13/R11, W.Nr. 836017, Stab./JG 26, Flensburg - Weiche, Germany, May 1945
This aircraft had belonged to JG 26 and was captured by the RAF at Flensburg – Weiche airfield on May 5, 1945. It is highly possible that this aircraft was flown by Major Franz Götz, CO of JG 26 (Ritterkreuz holder, 63 victories). Yellow '10' is said to be Götz´s lucky number. The small Ace of Spades badge on both fuselage sides refers to his career in the role of III./JG 53 'Pik As' commanding officer. The small inscription on the lower part of the cowling is not accurately known – the most often mentioned likelihood is 'Kontrolliert', seen on other German aircraft. The R11 designation indicates installation of the PKS 12 autopilot, and the letter 'R' stands for Rüstsatz ('additional set' in German). The WFG factory camouflage scheme was darkened using RLM 82 and RLM 83 colours