Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm WNr 1162 force landed Kent POW 0A-0B
Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.1 Lt. Johann Bohm 4./JG51. This was the first Bf 109E-1 to come down intact in the British Isles when on 8 July, after being damaged by a Spitfire of 74Sqn flown by Sgt. E.A. Mould, Lt. Bohm was forced to put his crippled aircraft down at Bladbean Hill at Elham in Kent. Although not very clear in photographs, the upper surface camouflage of this aircraft appears to be 70/71 with the fuselage sides carrying a heavily applied mottle believed to be a combination of one of the upper-surface greens and 02. The white number '4' is outlined in red and the 'Weeping Bird' emblem is closer to the Balkenkreuz than usually seen.
Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm force landed Kent 1940 01
Photo 01: The Bf 109E-l of Lt. Johann Bohm of 4./JG51 at Bladbean Hill, Kent seen the day after it was brought down.
Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm force landed Kent 1940 02
Photo 02: Is a close-up view of the rear fuselage and the 4.Staffel emblem and at left, now raised up on its undercarriage to form a photographic background for these members of the R.A.E recovery team.
Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm force landed Kent 1940 03
Photo 03: As may be seen here, the Balkenkreuze on the upper wing surfaces of a number of Bf 109s during mid to late 1940 were often partially covered by light mottling to subdue their visibility. This is the upper wing of Lt. Johann Bohm's Bf 109
Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm taking off France 1940 01
Photo 01: A Schwarm of Bf 109E's prepares to take off for a mission against England, 1940. The pilot of 'White 1' is believed to have been Oblt. Josef Fozo, the Staffelkapitan of 4./JG51.
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Awards: EK 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 WNr 1162 'White 4' (lost 7/8/40)
Remarks: POW after a Spitfire piloted by Sgt E.A. Mould of RAF No. 74 Sq. hit his radiator and he made a forced landing on the slopes of Bladbean Hill, above the village of Elham, in Kent. He suffered a slight head injury when he made the force landing. He was the first Luftwaffe pilot to be shot down over England. Source: John Weal. Alternate spelling: Boehm.
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