1. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 1./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W4+) ground crew Guines, France Sep. 1940 01

Photos 01-02: Ground personnel attending to Bf 109E-3 'White 4' of I./JG27 at Guines, September 1940. Led by Oblt. Karl-Wolfgang Redlich, one of the worst days for this Staffel occurred on 18 September when a pilot was killed in a take-off accident at Cherbourg-West airfield and Oblt. Rudolf Krafftschick was killed by British fighters near London. Although some of Krafftschick's personal possessions (his watch and some coins) were later excavated from the crash site, the pilot's remains were never found.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 1./JG27 (W7+) France Aug 1940 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 of 1./ JG27 circa mid-August 1940. This Bf 109E-1 of 1./JG27 was finished in an upper surface camouflage of RLM 02/71 with the fuselage sides being covered with a light coating of mottled RLM 02 over the RLM 65. The upper and lower cowlings have been painted yellow, as was probably the rudder. Likewise, it appears that the spinner is also yellow with possibly one quarter left in the original RLM 70 black-green with the tip being painted white in the Staffel colour.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W7+) France Aug 1940 01

Photo 01: Bf 109E-1 'White 7' of I./JG27 in flight over France in August 1940. Note the yellow engine cowling, the Gruppe emblem and the two-coloured spinner, with the tip in the Staffel colour of white.

2. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 2./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 2./JG27 (Red 1+) Gerd Framm named 'Samoa' Krefeld Germany Jan 1940

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 2./JG27 (Red 1+) Gerd Framm named 'Samoa' Krefeld Germany Jan 1940. Krefeld, also known as Crefeld until 1929, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located northwest of Düsseldorf, its centre lying just a few kilometres to the west of the River Rhine

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2.JG27 (Red 3+) forced landed Ardennes 1940

The identifier, which would match the font forth to JG 27 could also be a "red 3" be. The recording said to have been recorded at Sachy in the Ardennes, probably in 1940. It has already been partially disassembled for transport.

Die Kennung, welche vom Schrifttyp her zum JG 27 passen würde, könnte auch eine "rote 3" sein. Die Aufnahme soll bei Sachy in den Ardennen aufgenommen worden sein, vermutlich im Jahr 1940. Es wurde bereits begonnen, die Maschine für den Abtransport zu zerlegen.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 2./JG27 (Red 7+) summer 1939

Photo 01: Ground crew servicing Black 7, a Bf 109E-3 of II./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./JG27 (Red 9+) 'Togo' flown by Hans-Wedige von Weiher Werk Nr 748 Germany 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./JG27 (R6+) crash St Egidi Austria July 21 1941

Photo 01-02: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./JG27 (R6+) crash St Egidi Austria July 21 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./JG27 (Black 4+) Fritz Keller Krefeld Germany 1940

Photo and Profiles's: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./JG27 (Black 4+) Fritz Keller Krefeld Germany 1940Krefeld, also known as Crefeld until 1929, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located northwest of Düsseldorf, its centre lying just a few kilometres to the west of the River Rhine

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 2./JG27 Black 6 with personal emblem and named 'Dora' France 1940

Photo 01: Avions 189 Page 21.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7Trop 2./JG 27 (B6+) Sicily 1941 01

Photo 01: Ground crew servicing Black 6, a Bf 109E-7Trop of 2./JG27.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 2./JG27 (Black 11+) Balkan Peninsula 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 2./JG27 (Black 12+) crash landing Krefeld normaly based at Crepon Normandy September 1940 01-02

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG27 (Black 12+) taking-off for a mission France 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG 27 (Black 13+) France 1940 01

3. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 3./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3 Staffel I/JG 27 (Yellow 7+) France 1940
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 3./JG 27 (Yellow 8+) belly landed France 1940
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG 27 Yellow 10 France 1940
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG 27 Yellow 13 Guines AF France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 3./JG27 (Y11+) Werner Schuller WNr 3225 Plantlünne Germany 1940

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.3 of I./JG27 'Yellow 11' of 3./JG27 understood to have been based at Plumetot during July 1940. Finished in a high demarcation 02/71 scheme the rudder of the aircraft is a very dark colour suggesting a replacement item which still carries a coat of fabric primer. Just ahead of the aircraft number can be seen a pair of white scissors which is understood to represent a play on the name of Lt. Ulrich Scherer, a 3.Staffel Schwarmfuhrer who was killed in action on 20 July. On the cowling is the JG27 'Afrika' emblem consisting of the heads of a Negress and a Leopard superimposed on a map of Africa. The origins of this emblem can be connected to either Hauptmann Helmut Riegel or Oberleutnant Gerd Framm both of whom had family connections with the former German colonies in Africa.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 3.I./JG27 (Y11+) Schuller WNr 3225 Plumetot 1940 01

Photo 01: Flown by Oblt. Werner Schuller, Bf 109E-3 W.Nr 3225, 'Yellow 11' of 3./JG27 gets airborne from an airstrip in Normandy, probably Plumetot, sometime during July 1940. The dark rudder is believed to be a replacement still in primer finish (RIM 02). Also visible are the white scissors immediately behind the cockpit glazing.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 3./JG27 (Y12+) Ullrich Scherer Battle of France May 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 3./JG27 (Yellow 12+) Ernst Arnold W.Nr 3371 force landed Kent

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.1 of 3./JG27 flown by Fw. Ernst Arnold. Bf 109E-1 'Yellow 12' of 3./JG27. This aircraft was flown on 30 August by Fw. Ernst Arnold, who took off at as part of a freelance fighter patrol over England. In a surprise attack by fighters, the radiator of this aircraft was hit and Fw. Arnold forced landed at Westwood Court, two miles south of Faversham, Kent, at . The machine was finished in a high demarcation 70/71 upper surface camouflage with little or no mottling applied to the fuselage sides. The entire cowling and spinner were yellow with the I./JG27 emblem applied to both sides of the cowling. As seen on other aircraft of 3. Staffel, a pair of scissors and lower case 'r' applied in white just above the aircraft number. These are understood to represent a play on the name of a former Staffelfuhrer, Ulrich Scherer.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 3./JG27 (Y12+) Ernst Arnold W.Nr 3371 crash-landed Kent 01-02

Photo's 01-02: Two views of Fw. Ernst Arnold's Bf 109E-1 'Yellow 12' of 3./JG27. Clearly visible is the white scissors marking applied behind the cockpit. This aircraft was shot down on 30 August, possibly by FIG B.J.G. Carbury of 603Sqn, and subsequently placed on display. When a Mr. F. Beaseley wanted to organize a display in Exeter to aid the Lord Mayor's Spitfire Fund Appeal, he requested an exhibit and the remains of Arnold's aircraft were delivered to him early one Sunday morning. Here, Mr. Beaseley poses with his acquisition in September 1940.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG 27 Yellow 13 France 1940

 
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Luftwaffe pilot Gerhart 'Gerd' Framm

Units: Stfkpt 2./JG-27 (10/39-8/40)

Awards: EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 'Red 1' 'Samoa' (1/40 Krefeld)

Remarks: Three known victories on 12 May, 1940, his first three, two Blenheims and a Hurricane, all in the Maastricht area. His 4th a Hurricane 'N-2335' Of RAF No. 615 Sq., near Tienen, Belgium, 16 May, 1940. His 5th a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 23 May, 1940. His 6th a Wellington at Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940. His 7th a Potez 63 10 km south of Roye, 6 June, 1940. His 8th & 9th both Hawk-75A's at Chateauroux, 13 June, 1940. His 10th a Spitfire at Weymouth Bay on 27 July, 1940. Battle of Britain pilot.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 10 aerial victoris for Gerhart Framm

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
12-May-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27 Blenheim I   10.30 Maastricht
12-May-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27   10.35 10-20km W Maastricht
12-May-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27 Blenheim I   10.35 Maastricht
16-May-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27   14.40 Brussel
23-May-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27   12.30 Dunkirk
01-Jun-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27 Wellington   09.05 Dunkirk
06-Jun-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27 Potez 63   17.20 10km S Roye
13-Jun-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27 Hawk-75A     Chateauroux
13-Jun-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27 Hawk 75A   13.10 Chateauroux
27-Jul-40 Gerhart Framm 2./JG27   10.45 Weymouth Bay

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Luftwaffe pilot Friedrich 'Fritz' Keller

Units: 2./JG-27 (5/40), I./JG-27 (2/42), Kdr II./JG-27 (3/44 to end)

Awards: EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 (lost 5/12/40) & F in Staffel, Bf 109G in II Gruppe

Remarks: WIA 10 February, 1944 during aerial combat with '4 mots' near Lingen. WIA 17 July, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-17 near Esens. Injured in a crash on 21 June, 1943 when his A-5 accidentally touched the ground and crashed at the Aalborg West airfield (Source: Air War over Denmark). Magnus Report. A veteran pilot, his life was spared by Anton Hackl, when Keller and Lt Hermann Gern were found guilty of planning to flee the enemy near wars end. Gern was executed by firing squad on 7 May, 1945.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 10 aerial victories for Fritz Keller

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, February 08, 1942 Fritz Keller 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13:35 30km WNW El Adem
Sunday, February 08, 1942 Fritz Keller 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13:30 N El Adem
Monday, February 16, 1942 Fritz Keller 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16:35 30km SE El Adem
Tuesday, March 10, 1942 Fritz Keller 2./JG27 A-20 Boston III   09:35 E Sidi Barrani
Saturday, April 08, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 B-24 Liberator   13:50 Wissingen E Osnabruck
Saturday, April 29, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11:05 NE Helmstedt
Friday, July 14, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 6300m 09:55 14 Ost N/FS od GS (Budapest)
Thursday, July 20, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 7000m 11:15 SW Ammersee
Saturday, July 29, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress e.V. 1200m 10:53 15 Ost S/LA-6 (E Leinefelde)
Monday, August 07, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 45-5000m 12:37 Raum S Pressburg

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Luftwaffe pilot Ernst Arnold

Units: 2./JG-27 (6/40), 3./JG-27 (8/40 Channel)

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 WNr 3271 'Yellow 12' (lost 8/30/40)

Remarks: POW after being damaged during combat by F/O Carbury of RAF No. 603 Sq., and making an emergency landing at Westwood Court, near Faversham. One known victory, his 1st, a Battle at Montmirail, 13 June, 1940.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database of 1 aerial victory for Ernst Arnold

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
13-Jun-40 Ernst Arnold 2./JG27 Fairey Battle   19.55 Montmirail

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Luftwaffe pilot Ullrich Scherer

Units: 3./JG-27

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E

Remarks: MIA during aerial combat off Dover. His first victory, a '2 Mot Flzg' northwest of Boulogne, . The German word for scissors is Scherer, and scherer designed the 'scissors w/letter 'r' painted on his and 3 Staffel AC.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 1 aerial victories for Ullrich Scherer

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Ullrich Scherer 3./JG27 2-mot. Flgz.   12:50 NW Boulogne

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Luftwaffe pilot Werner Schüller

Units: 3./JG-27 (9/40 Channel)

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 WNr 3225 'Yellow 11' (lost )

Remarks: POW ; shot down by a fighter west of the Thames, an Oblt at the time. Promoted to Hptm 1 July, 1942. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng. This may be the same as Hptm Schüller, Kdr I/JG-27 (12/44) if he were repatriated (?).

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Werner Schüller

 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)

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  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/