By John Vasco
This ebook is a quick photo-history of 1 Luftwaffe fighter Staffel, predominantly exhibiting the conflict of england interval, as much as the purpose while Willy Fronhöfer belly-landed his Bf 109 E-4, Yellow 10, W. Nr. 1184, at Jubilee corridor Farm, Ulcombe, on thirty first August 1940 following strive against with Pilot Officer Colin grey of fifty four Squadron. the pictures checklist not just airplane, yet personalities of the Staffel flying and floor personnels scenes of way of life, the devastation chanced on because the Staffel complicated via occupied territory, the enemy plane chanced on destroyed or deserted, and a inhabitants made brief via the horror of conflict. it's a designated, short perception right into a very small element of the German conflict desktop because it loved remarkable luck in its push throughout western Europe within the spring and summer time of 1940.
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A light khaki cotton tunic and breeches could be worn in summer. The M1936 officers’ greatcoat, introduced 27 November 1936, had two rows of 5 gold buttons, a turn-down collar, internal slash waist pockets without flaps, scalloped shoulder straps, turn-back cuffs, and 2-button rear half-belt. A warrant officer ‘Reserve officer candidate’ (CSLR) wore the officers’ tunic. Other WOs wore the subalterns’ peaked cap with silver wire chinstrap, silver buttons and cap badge. The M1935 WOs’ closed-collar tunic, introduced 24 December 1935, had 6 front buttons; the belt had no cross-brace, and the M1936 officers’ greatcoat bore silver insignia.
Like the tunic, it has green piping at the collar and cuffs, and though also hidden at this angle his breeches have officers’ double green stripes. 45 M1911 ACP Browning semi-automatic pistol. C2: Korporal, 11th Møre Infantry Regiment; Dombås, 17 April 1940 Serving with one of the regiments that defeated German paratroopers, this section commander (note cuff rank bar) wears the M1914 field uniform with winter cap, tunic with red collar and cuff piping, and loose trousers. Note on his left breast the bronze marksman’s badge and M1936 silver marching-proficiency badge.
D: NORWAY D1: Fenrik, Alta Battalion; Vassdalen, 7 May 1940 This platoon commander, of a unit mauled at Gratangen ten days earlier, is wearing the M1934 officers’ field uniform with ski-cap, tunic, trousers, and M1934 ski-leggings. Note the cap insignia, and the silver rank stars on his green-piped collar. His M1922 service belt has double braces crossed at the back, a ‘Kongsberg’ pistol holster and triple magazine pouch, and a map case behind his left hip. He carries binoculars, and in his belt a captured German M1924 stick grenade.
9.Staffel-Jagdgeschwader 26: The Battle of Britain, Photo Album of Luftwaffe Bf 109 Pilot Willy Fronhöfer by John Vasco