15 November 2013

Messerschmitt Bf 109 of LG 2 Belly Landed at Liege

Image size: 1600 x 1038 pixel. 589 KB
Date: May 1940
Place: Luik, Liege, Belgium
Photographer: Unknown

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 “black 2”, Werknummer 703 of 2.(J)/Lehrgeschwader 2. Picture taken in the area of Luik/Liege, soon after the beginning of the offensive in the West on May 10th 1940. This could be the Bf 109 of Unteroffizier Friedrich Möller who, after returning from a mission, had to belly land his aircraft due to lack of fuel on May 10th 1940. The “Emil” carries the standard 1940 camouflage and the “tophat” emblem of 2.(J)/LG 2. The aircraft was delivered to the Erla factory in Leipzig on June 3rd with 23% damage. After being repaired the Bf 109 was flown by Hauptmann Josef Fözö, Gruppenkommandeur of II.Gruppe / Jagdgeschwader 51, in the autumn of 1940.

Luftwaffe im Focus - Edition No.1 2002

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