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Date: September 1944
Place: Krefeld-Linn airfield, Rheinland, Germany
In spite of the critical situation on all fronts in September 1944, the cameramen of the Propagandakompanien continued to shoot their “shoulder to the wheel” footage for the Die Deutsche Wochenschau. Oberfähnrich Erich Schneider of 3.Staffel / Jagdgeschwader 26 prepares his Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 “gelb 12” for a fast roll out from his camouflaged revetment at Krefeld-Linn airfield. The aircraft is very filthy and Balkenkreuz and tactical number can hardly be seen. Notice the battery of the cameraman, which was carried over the shoulder and provided power for the camera.
Luftwaffe im Focus - Edition No.1 2002