W6 or 6W

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marketc47
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W6 or 6W

Post by marketc47 » 07 Jun 2020 14:13

Not being a Luftwaffe expert, I am curious about which is correct. Scanned these negatives from an American airman the other day. I don't know which is correct, and which is mirrored.
Not an expert on type of aircraft either...think thislooks like a He 111.
Thanks in advnce fo clearing things up.
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Re: W6 or 6W

Post by Larry D. » 07 Jun 2020 14:47

W6+_ _ is Baureihe der Me 321
6W+_ _ is 5./Bordfliegergruppe 196 (to Jun 43), then 1./Seeaufklärungsgruppe 128.

Most likely the first of these (glider-towing). The second one (from Jun 43) was for maritime reconnaissance.

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Re: W6 or 6W

Post by peeved » 07 Jun 2020 15:57

Do you have access to a better-focused image? Looks to me like the flyboy has men's shirt and pants in the 6W photo and ladies' in W6.

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Re: W6 or 6W

Post by marketc47 » 08 Jun 2020 07:17

Thank you Larry and Markus. Both point out to the 6W being correct.
Markus...I hadn't thought of the zipper and such for ladies and men. Thanks.

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