Thursday, 17 July 2014

Kommandeur I./JG 77 Hptm. Heinz Bär

Friedrich of Hptm. Heinz Bär, appointed Kommandeur of I. Gruppe JG 77 on 10 May 1942, and photographed here a short time afterwards in Sicily. Note the additional thirteen victory Balken, each surmounted by a red star that have been added to the rudder score beneath the wreathed 100...(see 'die Rote 13 von Heinz Bär' by Hans Lächler in 'Jet & Prop' 2/91)