To what unity belongs this crashed ME 109 ?

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Memory
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To what unity belongs this crashed ME 109 ?

Post by Memory » 09 Jan 2003 23:10

Photo taken by my grandfather in 1941 : Yougoslavia ? Greece ? Crimea ?
To what unity belongs this crashed Me 109 ? If I'm right the picture below shows also a crashed Stuka ?
Thanks !
Tom
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Douglas Jr.
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Me109´s unit

Post by Douglas Jr. » 10 Jan 2003 01:26

Hi,

The black solid triangle means that this airplane (possibly a Me109E-7) belonged to a Schlachtgeschwader (Ground Attack Unit). At that time there was only one Geschwader especialized in ground support, and they fought in Balkans and the Russian Front. They replaced their Me109´s for the Focke-Wulf FW190F during the summer of 1943.

So, it is quite possible that the unit is the Schlachtgeschwader 1 (Schl.G 1). However I couldn´t identify which was the Gruppe, although they had only one Gruppe up to 1942, if I´m not mistaken.

Hope it helps you a bit. :wink:

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Douglas

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Post by Daniel L » 10 Jan 2003 02:29

Hi Tom, welcome, I'm glad you managed to solve the login problem. That certainly looks like a Stuka to me.

Best regards/ Daniel

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Post by Aufklarung » 10 Jan 2003 03:16

and perhaps a DO 17 to the right of the stuka.

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A :D

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Post by Memory » 10 Jan 2003 08:34

Thanks for the infos to you 3 !!!
Tom

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