Thursday, 5 July 2012

Bf 109 Friedrich JG 53

courtesy of Marco at koelsch333 Ebay sales.

My first thought was that this was a belly-landed Bf 109 G-14 from 7. Staffel JG 53 machine shot down during JG 53's Bodenplatte raid on Metz-Frescaty 01/01/1945. Slightly 'off-beam' to put it mildly. A blog reader writes with a correction; this is Bf 109 F-4 WNr 7187 White 4 of 4./JG53 (pilot Lt. Fritz Dinger) crashed 05-10-1941 at Szologubowk. That is evident from the selection of previously published pics of this same machine. Thank you!