Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun List

Aerial ONC Map showing Fort Lamy NDjamena Chad txu oclc 6654394 nd 33 5th ed Large File 5000x3980 0A Aerial photo showing the town layout of Fort Lamy NDjamena Chad 01 Airworthy Nord N1002 registration G ETME coded as Bf 108B2Trop Bf 108 Sktz KG+EM 01 Airworthy Nord N1002 registration G ETME coded as Bf 108B2Trop Bf 108 Sktz KG+EM 02 Airworthy Nord N1002 registration G ETME coded as Bf 108B2Trop Bf 108 Sktz KG+EM 03 Art Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Sonderkommando Blaich raid 22nd January 1942 0A
Art Bf 108B2Trop Taifun Sktz KG+EM Campo Uno Tripoli Libya Sonderkommando Blaich raid 22nd Jan 1942 0A Art Eduard Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Sonderkommando Blaich raid 22nd January 1942 0A Art Eduard Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Sonderkommando Blaich raid 22nd January 1942 0B Artwork showing a map of Fort Lamy raid NDjamena Chad 0A Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Sonderkommando Blaich raid 22nd January 1942 01 Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Sonderkommando Blaich raid 22nd January 1942 02
Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Sonderkommando Blaich raid 22nd January 1942 03 COD MS Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Hun Airfield Libya Jan 1942 COD MS Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Hun Airfield Libya Jan 1942 NM COD MS Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Hun Airfield Libya Jan 1942 V01 COD MS Bf 108B2Trop Sktz KG+EM Hun Airfield Libya Jan 1942 V02 COD MS He 111H6 Sktz VQ+BA Sonderkommando Blaich raid on Fort Lamy Chad
COD MS He 111H6 Sktz VQ+BA Sonderkommando Blaich raid on Fort Lamy Chad V0A COD MS He 111H generic desert camouflage NM Fires rage after the Sonderkommando Blaich raid on Fort Lamy raid N'Djamena Chad 22nd Jan 1942 01 Heinkel He 111H6 Sktz VQ+BA WNr 4145 Sonderkommando Blaich raid on Fort Lamy Chad 01 Heinkel He 111H6 Sktz VQ+BA WNr 4145 Sonderkommando Blaich raid on Fort Lamy Chad 02

Sonderkommando Blaich Sonderkommando Blaich
Communications Unit North Africa - Sonderkommando Blaich


Messerschmitt Bf 108 B-2 Trop Taifun Stammkennzeichen Sktz KG+EM Cagliari Sardinia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 108B2Trop Taifun Sktz KG+EM Captain Theo Blaich Hun Airfield Libya Jan 1942

Photo 01: The aircraft is Me Bf 108 KG+EM, one of only two aircraft operated by Sonderkommando Blaich in North Africa in spring 1942. The other aircraft was a Heinkel He 111 bomber. This tiny unit was set up specifically to counter the British Long-Range Desert Group and SAS in the desert. Theo Blaich, the commander of the unit which carried his name, was aware that the Free French held the outpost of Fort Lamy (nowadays known as N'Djamena) in Chad. This was of major strategic importance to the Allies as a resupply base. Shortly before General Rommel launched a major offensive with his Afrika Korps in January 1942, Blaich persuaded Rommel to allow him to attack the fort. However, this attack would require a round trip of some 2,500 km, well outside the usual range of German or Italian aircraft based in North Africa. Therefore, Sonderkommando Blaich was set up specifically for this mission. On 21 January 1942 the unit set off, the Messerschmitt Bf 108 accompanying the Heinkel from their base in Libya. The aircraft achieved total surprise and successfully bombed Fort Lamy, destroying all oil supplies and 10 aircraft on the ground.

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Keith major-setback MS COD Bf 108 B-2 Trop Taifun Sktz KG+EM Hun Airfield Libya Jan 1942
Keith major-setback MS COD Bf 108 B-2 Trop Taifun Sktz KG+EM Hun Airfield Libya Jan 1942 V0A

Setback's skin, of the desert Bf 108 KG-EM from the 'Sonderkommando Blaich' raid. This skin depicts the Bf 108 which was one of 2 aircraft that took part in the 'Sonderkommando Blaich' raid on Free French forces in the North African base Fort Lamy in Jnauary 1942. 'To the crew's surprise, no air defence was organised at Fort Lamy and they were able to drop their 16 bombs, 10,000 lb (4,500 kg) of explosives, unhindered. The French forces were too surprised to organise any air defence and 80,000 gallons of fuel and the complete oil supply were destroyed and, possibly, as many as ten aircraft. Theo Blaich, a German adventurer and plantation owner who had joined the Wehrmacht in 1939, arriving in his own Messerscmitt Bf 108 Taifun - recognised the importance of Fort Lamy as a way point in the overland transport and communication route from the west coast of Africa to the Nile, as well as an assembly point for Allied operations. Blaich proposed the capture of Fort Lamy to safeguard the southern border of Libya. When his suggestions weren't taken seriously in Berlin, he proposed that he should at least carry out a bombing mission. Blaich found a more interested audience in Erwin Rommel, who approved the idea and forwarded it to the Fliegerführer Afrika. The date for the operation was set as 21 January 1942, to coincide with Rommel's offensive against the British defences at El Agheila. The raid against a target located 1,250 mi (2,010 km) from the German bases in North Africa was a success. On its return flight, the German plane ran out of fuel and had to make an emergency landing; both crew and plane were rescued a week later.'

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Keith major-setback MS COD He 111 H-6 Sktz VQ+BA WNr 4145 Sonderkommando Blaich raid on Fort Lamy Chad
Keith major-setback MS COD He 111 H-6 generic desert camouflage
Keith major-setback MS COD He 111 H-6 Sktz VQ+BA Sonderkommando Blaich raid on Fort Lamy Chad V0A

The aircraft was a He-111 H-6 Put the skin in either the He-111 H-2 or He-111 P-2 skin folder (the He 111 P looks more authentic, but the H-2 is problably closer performance-wise). Setback's skin: Desert He 111 from the 'Sonderkommando Blaich' raid. This skin represents one of the aircraft that participated in the daring Sonderkommando Blaich raid on Allied Free French forces at Fort Lamy, North Africa, in January 1942.

'To the crew's surprise, no air defence was organised at Fort Lamy and they were able to drop their 16 bombs, 10,000 lb (4,500 kg) of explosives, unhindered. The French forces were too surprised to organise any air defence and 80,000 gallons of fuel and the complete oil supply were destroyed and, possibly, as many as ten aircraft....

...Theo Blaich, a German adventurer and plantation owner who had joined the Wehrmacht in 1939, arriving in his own Messerscmitt Bf 108 Taifun - recognised the importance of Fort Lamy as a way point in the overland transport and communication route from the west coast of Africa to the Nile, as well as an assembly point for Allied operations. Blaich proposed the capture of Fort Lamy to safeguard the southern border of Libya. When his suggestions weren't taken seriously in Berlin, he proposed that he should at least carry out a bombing mission. Blaich found a more interested audience in Erwin Rommel, who approved the idea and forwarded it to the Fliegerführer Afrika. The date for the operation was set as 21 January 1942, to coincide with Rommel's offensive against the British defences at El Agheila.Blaich's commando left the oasis of Hun on 20 January, and consisted of German and Italian soldiers and three aircraft, an He 111, a Savoia and Blaich's Taifun. Six (crew) of the group were to go on the air raid, while the Italian crew, minus their pilot, stayed behind. The raid against a target located 1,250 mi (2,010 km) from the German bases in North Africa was a success. On its return flight, the German plane ran out of fuel and had to make an emergency landing; both crew and plane were rescued a week later.'

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Web References:

  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonderkommando_Blaich
  • Luftwaffe-experten Org: http://www.luftwaffe-experten.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=81
  • Luftwaffe-experten Org: http://www.luftwaffe-experten.org/FortLamybombing1.jpg

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