Aircrew Luftwaffe 3.ErprGr210 pilot Horst Marx with his Bf 109E3B France 15th Aug 1940 01-02

Aircrew Luftwaffe ground grew from Erprobungsgruppe 210 pose with a SC250 bomb France 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 3./Erg. 210 France 1940

Photo 01: A view showing how well camouflaged were aircraft operating from forward bases in France. In this case, the airfield is a cornfield used by 3./ErpGr210

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 3./Erg. 210 ( +) with a 250kg bomb for a target in England Oct 1940 01

Photo 01: A yellow-cowled Bf 109, believed to be from 3./Erprobungs-gruppe 210, taxies from its dispersal heavily laden with an SC 250 bomb. After a brief two-week rest from combat missions, 3./Erp.Gr210 returned to combat on 15 October and in the period 15 - 29 October, this Staffel flew thirteen missions with the loss of only one aircraft.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 3./Erg. 210 Ground Crew with a SC250 bomb France 1940

Photo 01: A Feldwebel pilot and ground crew from 3./Erp. Gr. 210 posing with an SC 250 bomb at Denain, near Valenciennes, August 1940.The bomb bears the personal inscription 'Greetings from Arno'.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./Erg. 210 (R4+) belly landed at Calais-Marck beach, France August 1940 01

Photo 01: 'Red 4', was another Bf 109E-1 which barely made the coast of France. This aircraft is believed to have belonged to 3./Erprobungsgruppe 210 based at Calais-Marck and its white wingtips are visible below the waves. Although the camouflage scheme is probably still unfinished, the heavy style of mottle extending over the nose surfaces is unusual and unlike that normally seen on this unit's aircraft. The displaced panel ahead of the canopy and the open panels in the wings indicate that, despite the rising tide, the guns have been made safe.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 3./Erg. 210 (Red 8+) France 1940

Bf-109E 3./Erg 210 (Red 8+) carring out a radio test France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4/B 3./Erp.Gr 210 (Y3+) August Wiing France 1940

Photo 01: Similarly camouflaged, a Bf 109E of the specialist fighter-bomber Staffel 3./Erp.Gr 210. Previously identified as Oblt. Otto Hintze's 'Yellow 1', the original print of this photograph was marked to indicate that it was 'Yellow 3' flown by August Wiing. Born in 1910 and therefore older than the average Bf 109 pilot, Wiing was a very experienced glider pilot who later went on to serve with the experimental units EKdo 25 and EKdo 262.

 
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Luftwaffe pilot August Wiing

August Wiing. Born in 1910 and therefore older than the average Bf 109 pilot, Wiing was a very experienced glider pilot who later went on to serve with the experimental units EKdo 25 and EKdo 262.

 

 Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Eddie J Creek (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Two: August-September 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 2) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Three: September-October 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 3) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Four: November 1940-June 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 4) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)

 Some of the most widely used Magazine References:

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/