Ergänzungsgruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - Erg.Gruppe/JG3 - Erg.Gr. 3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 10./ErgGr3 (B2+I) Gefr. Raoul Fink WNr 3395 Brombos

Photo 01-02: So it has been decided to by my friends to label the above photo's as Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 10.ErgGr3 (B2+I) Gefr. Raoul Fink WNr 3395 belly landed Brombos 'Rue de la Gare' Stkz. P?+A?

Photograph Source: Flugzeug Classic and copyright by Sammlung Dirk Eickholt

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The Schwarze 2 belly landing area has been described in Flugzeug Classic by "Feuquières". Knowing nothing I told you that it was most probably Feuquières-en-Vimeu .. I was wrong. It is effectively Feuquières, Oise departement! Brombos, where 10./JG 3 was stationned, is at 3kms crow flight from Feuquières!!!! Hence FC caption was very good! So, 10./JG 3 definitely, Erg.Gr. 10./JG 3 TO took the picture.

More: Prien writes Rue (???) and Kracker writes Rue Bahnhof (???) is it a village name? Where? the answer is NOT AT ALL. Running slightly NNE from Brombos is a straight road, we can see behind the tree's line on both pictures, which is called "Rue de la Gare" that is "Rue Bahnhof" '!) strange French-German mix!!!

Thence: We have the place: Brombos, Rue de la Gare, the Unit 10./JG 3, Erg.Gr., the name Fink and not Finks, that is Gefr. Raoul Fink. Date 11 March 1941. Bruch 85%. and it's an E-1 (Cf Prien not Kracker) WNr.3395. As for the Stkz it is more probably PZ+AH (D's suggestion)

Last since it's Brombos area it cannot be the loss Fink suffered later in Röm Island (Denmark).

The very last ... 3395 was flown by Bielefeldt, Werner. Uffz. of 1./JG 20 and pictured 12/1939 at Döberitz. The plane did wear Weisse 7. So, I won't bet a penny for PZ+AH Stkz. As I already wrote "P" I agree, "Z" why not?... could be a "2" too. But it appears now that could be a "7". I will write P?+A?, no more.

That's all folks!!!

Hi Guys,

Globally it seems this is quite correct.
BUT!!!
It appears there is a village named "RUE" close to Desvres. Rue village doesn't appear when googling ... I already sent a mail to Prien expecting an answer soon! It will change nothing and I'm quite sure that the crash did happen Rue de la gare, Brombos.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1.(Eins.)Erg./JG 3 White 2 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1.(Eins.)Erg./JG 3 1941. Unfortunately not much else id known.

Ergänzungsgruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - Erg.Gruppe/JG3 - Erg.Gr. 3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./Erg.Gr./JG3 Green 7 and bar WNr 3637 landing accident Krakow Poland

Image Source: Avions 190 Page 13

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 2./EG3 (R7+-) landing accident Krakow, Poland

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 of 2./Erg.Gr. JG3, Krakow, Poland, 1941 Finished in an 02/71. scheme with the Blue 65 fuselage darkened with random patches of 02 and 71., this aircraft still carries the red '7' and Gruppe bar of an earlier unit, to which has been added the dice emblem of 2./Erg. Gr. JG3.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./EG3 (R7+-) Landing accident Krakow, Poland April 25, 1941 01

Photo 01: As with many single-engined aircraft, the long engine cowling and relatively low position of the pilot combined to produce a blind spot immediately ahead and below. From the position of these aircraft, photographed at Krakow in Poland after a collision on 25 April 1941, it would seem that the Bf 109E of Erg. Gr.JG3 collided with the Ju52 for precisely that reason.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 10./JG3 (Black 5+-) Brombos France early 1941 01

Photo 01: This is a great overview of the camouflage scheme Brombos is a commune in the Oise department in northern France

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 10./JG3 (Black 5+-) Brombos France early 1941 02

Photo 02: The machine was given by the 5./JG 3 to the supplement group. Note the over-painted swastikas and the individual kill marking. The photo was taken in February 1941 in Brombos northern France

Source: Avions 190 Page 13

 
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Luftwaffe pilot Gefr. Raoul Fink

Units: Erg.Gr. 10./JG 3

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge (11/11/41), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-7 WNr 3395 (80% dam ), Bf 109E-7 WNr 4062 (lost 11/41), Bf 109F & G

Remarks: MIA 21 May, 1943 (Magnus). Injured in a non-operational crash at Rue Bahnhof on in Wk# 3395. Suffered serious injuries in an operational takeoff accident at Rom De on . He was hospitalized at Hald and then transferred to Hamburg (Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 30 km NW of Stalingrad on 18 September, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 4 km SE of Rasputinkoye on 9 October, 1942. A MiG-3 6 km E of Stalingrad on 31 October, 1942. A 4th an Il-2 S of Stalingrad on 20 December, 1942. A 5th a LaGG-5 4 km N of Schebelinski on 12 March, 1943. A 6th a MiG-3 at Krassny-Liman on 5 May, 1943. A MiG-3 S of Krassny-Liman on 6 May, 1943.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 7 aerial victories for Raoul Fink

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Friday, September 18, 1942 Raoul Fink 8./JG3 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10:50 30km NWN Stalingrad
Friday, October 09, 1942 Raoul Fink 8./JG3 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13:12 4km SE Rasputinkoye
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Raoul Fink 8./JG3 MiG-1 2300m 10:15 6km E Stalingrad
Sunday, December 20, 1942 Raoul Fink 8./JG3 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 12:35 South of Stalingrad
Friday, March 12, 1943 Raoul Fink 8./JG3 LaGG-5 200m 12:50 4km North of Schebelinsk
Wednesday, May 05, 1943 Raoul Fink 8./JG3 MiG-3 1200m 18:27 Krassny-Liman
Thursday, May 06, 1943 Raoul Fink 8./JG3 MiG-3 1600m 18:17 S Krassny-Liman

 

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