2. Staffel Ergänzungsgruppe Jagdgeschwader 77 - Erg. Gr./JG77

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Erg. Gr./JG77 (Black 15+) Ukrainian Front 1942

Profile 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 'Black 15' of Erg. Gr./JG77, Ukrainian Front, Spring 1942 Originally finished in a standard 02/71 scheme, this aircraft has had its rear fuselage resprayed with fresh 70 and 71, possibly to obscure a previous identity or to tone down the lighter areas of its original camouflage- Note the small, non-standard blister above the number on the fuselage and that this machine was not fitted with pilot's head armour.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Erg. Gr./JG77 (Black 15+) Ukrainian Front 1942

Photo 01: Although the Bf 109F-4 first saw action on the Eastern Front with JG77, the Erganzungsgruppe of JG77 was still operating the older Bf 109E in the Spring of 1942, as shown in this photograph of a Bf 109E-7, 'Black 15'. In February 1942, a detachment from Erg. Gr./JG77 saw action on the Ukrainian Front where, for several weeks, it flew fighter-bomber missions against Soviet airfields and transport columns.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7B Erg.Gr.77 Red 15 Bucarest Pipera 1941 Avions 190 P27

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7B Erg.Gr.77 Red 15 Ukraine 1942 01

Source: Avions 190 Page 27

 
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 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/