Freitag, 17. Oktober 2014

Samstag, 11. Oktober 2014

Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014

Donnerstag, 9. Oktober 2014

Samstag, 4. Oktober 2014

Focke Wulf 190 A3 4./JG 1 ”Oesau” White 7 Olt. Robert Olejnik

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.

Freitag, 3. Oktober 2014

Focke Wulf 190 A7 Stab II./JG 1 ”Oesau” Red 21 - FhjFw. Max Sauer

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.

Montag, 29. September 2014

Focke Wulf 190 A6 2./JG 1 “Oesau” Black 3 Lt. Rudi Pfiffer

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

Montag, 22. September 2014

Samstag, 20. September 2014

Focke Wulf D13 Stab JG 26 Maj. Franz Götz

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

Focke Wulf 190 A7 6./JG 1 Maj. Heinz Bär

Focke Wulf 190 A7 6./JG 1 ”Oesau”, Red 13 - Maj. Heinz "Pritzl" Bär, Rheine - Germany, February 1944

Focke Wulf 190 A7 1./JG 1 "Oesau" White 4

Focke Wulf 190 A7 1./JG 1 ”Oesau”, White 4 - unknown pilot, Rheine - Germany, February 1944

Donnerstag, 18. September 2014

Sonntag, 14. September 2014

Mittwoch, 10. September 2014

Focke Wulf 190 A5 Stab II./JG 1

Focke Wulf 190 A5 Stab II./JG 1 ”Oesau”, Winkel Grün - unknown pilot, Woensdrecht - Netherlands, April 1943

Samstag, 6. September 2014

Montag, 1. September 2014

Montag, 11. August 2014

Samstag, 9. August 2014

Mittwoch, 2. Juli 2014

Sonntag, 22. Juni 2014

Donnerstag, 19. Juni 2014