II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - II./JG27

4. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 4./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 4./JG27 (W9+) Uffz. Morgenstern WNr 6336 collision France 01

Photo 01: This photograph is believed to show Uffz. Wilhelm Morgenstern's Bf 109E-1 'White 9', W.Nr. 6336, of 4/JG27 at Fiennes on following a collision with Obit. Emmerich Fluder's 'Black 15' of 5./JG27. Morgenstern was seriously injured in this incident.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 JG27.II.4 (White 12+-) France 1940

Photo 01: This series of photo's was filmed during the Battle of Britain shows a Bf 109E4 of 4 Staffel II./Jagdgeschwader 27 taking off on another mission from its new base in France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1/B 4./JG27 Paul Wacker (▲+G) ex 4./LG2 W.Nr 1289 crash-landed Worth Matravers, Dorset

Photo 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1/B, W.Nr 1289, flown by Uffz. Paul Wacker of II./JG27, The markings on this aircraft originally led RAF Intelligence personnel to believe that Uffz. Wacker was attempting to deceive them by giving his unit as JG27. However, it was subsequently determined that the aircraft had recently been on the strength of II.(Schlacht)/LG2 and the markings had yet to be changed. The three victory bars on the tail therefore recorded the success of the original LG 2 pilot. The camouflage is believed to have consisted of 02 and a locally mixed grey and, when shot down, a triangular pennant was attached to the radio mast, as shown in the profile. As this pennant was quickly taken as a souvenir and does not appear in the photograph, details are based on notes given in the RAF Crash Report.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1/B 4./JG27 Paul Wacker (▲+G) ex 4./LG2 W.Nr 1289 crash-landed Worth Matravers, Dorset

Photo 01: Uffz. Paul Wacker of II./JG27 was on a reconnaissance sweep over England on 30 November when his engine blew a cylinder at 26,000ft and resulted in the pilot making a forced landing on farmland at Worth Matravers, Dorset. On interrogation, Wacker explained that the machine had only recently been transferred from II.(Schlacht)/LG2, which was why it still carried the Schlacht Gruppe's triangle and a white 'G' outlined in red, but that in due course these markings would have been painted out and the usual JG27 numbering applied. At the time of its forced landing the aircraft had a small red and white pennant attached to the aerial mast, on which was the name 'Gerda', and there were three victory stripes on the tail.

5. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 5./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 5./JG27 (Black 9+I) Erwin Daig pre war 1939 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 5./JG27 (Black 2+-) another belly landed aircraft everything unknown 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 5./JG27 (Black 6+-) Fw. Erich Braun W.Nr 2762 shot down Tudeley, England

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 W.Nr.2762 of 5./JG27 flown by Fw. Erich Braun. Bf 109E-4, 'Black 6', W.Nr 2762 of 5./JG27. At on , Fw. Erich Braun took off from a field aerodrome near St. Omer and, together with other aircraft from 5./JG27, met up with a small number of bomber aircraft at 15,000 feet over Cap Gris-Nez and proceeded to escort them to London. On the return journey, the formation was attacked from behind by Spitfires and Fw. Braun's aircraft was hit in one wing and the engine. The coolant ran out of the engine and Braun turned for home. However, he was followed by another Spitfire and was eventually forced to bale out over Tonbridge in Kent, leaving his aircraft to crash at Bank Farm, Tudeley. As the aircraft was almost completely destroyed, the accompanying profile shows only how the aircraft is believed to have been finished, and is based on photographs of other aircraft of II./JG27 and notes contained in the A.I.1(k) Report. In all probability, the aircraft was finished in an 02/71 upper scheme with a lightly applied mottle on the fin and fuselage, and photographs of other Staffel aircraft of the period show them to have a yellow cowling and rudder. As confirmed in the A.I.1.(k) Report, the machine conformed to Staffel custom in having a black number outlined in white and a red Gruppe bar aft of the Balkenkreuz.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 5./JG27 (Black 10+-) and (B11+-) looking for trouble 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 5./JG27 (Black 5+-) Gustav Langanke Sofia Vrba April 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 5./JG27 (Black 6+-) Sofia Vrba April 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 5./JG27 (Red 12+-) Sofia Vrba April 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 5./JG27 (Black 13+-) Erwin Daig crash-landed Storrington POW 0A-0B

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 of 5./JG27 flown by Oblt. Erwin Daig 'Black 13' was the Bf 109E-1 of 5./JG27 flown by Oblt. Erwin Daig during the early evening of 9 September and which forced landed near Storrington. Finished in a high demarcation 70/71 upper scheme, the fuselage sides carried a fairly dense but evenly applied overspray of 02. The cowling and rudder were yellow and although some reports suggest that half of the spinner was painted white, no photographic evidence of this has yet been seen. In keeping with 5.Staffel practice, the '13' was painted black but the Gruppe bar was red, both being thinly outlined in white. The aircraft was fitted with an earlier style of canopy retro-fitted with head, armor and while no ETC rack' was carried on the day it was shot down, it had been equipped to operate as a Jabo.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 5./JG27 (Black 13+-) Erwin Daig crash-landed Storrington Sep 1940 01-03

Photo's 01-03: Later, as an Oberleutnant, Daig became Staffelkapitan of 5./JG27 and flew the Bf 109E-1 W.Nr.3488, 'Black 13'. On 9 September, Daig - not carrying the bomb rack on this occasion - took off on a fighter escort mission to accompany bombers to London. At 20,000 feet, his aircraft was attacked by fighters which damaged his fuel and engine cooling systems and Daig made a forced landing at Charity Farm near Parham, Sussex, where he was subsequently taken prisoner. His aircraft was later displayed in Birmingham, and is seen here in Dudley where the Henry Hall band is entertaining war-workers. For a while during the 1930s Henry Hall directed the BBC dance orchestra and was the most popular radio star in Britain.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 5./JG27 (Black 13+-) Erwin Daig W.Nr 3488 France 1940 01

Photo 01: dispersed and partially camouflaged on the airfield at Fiennes. This aircraft was modified to carry an ETC 50 bomb rack which could accommodate four 50 kg SC 50 bombs beneath the fuselage.

6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 6./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 6./JG 27 (Y3+-) Julius Neumann forced landed Crepon, France 1940 01

Photo 01: Oblt Julius Neumann's camouflaged Bf 109 'Yellow 3' of 6./JG27 at Crepon, early August.
Photo's 01-02: Two views of Oblt. Julius Neumann's 'Yellow 3' of 6./JG27 showing the machine after crash-landing at Crepon in France following a mission over England, early August. Later, on POW , Neumann crash-landed again when, while escorting Ju-87s home from a raid on south coast airfields, his aircraft, 'Yellow 6' received radiator damage during combat with RAF fighters over the Isle of Wight. After making a forced landing at Shanklin Down, he fired his flare pistol into the radio compartment of the aircraft in an attempt to set it on fire and prevent the RAF learning the frequencies. He spent the rest of the war as a POW in Canada but, post-war, rejoined the Luftwaffe and retired with the rank of Oberst. He revisited the site of his crash-landing in 1994.

Photo 03:Crepon in August 1940. The beam crosses have been covered to protect against aerial observation.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 6./JG 27 (Yellow 6+-) August 1940

Photo 01: Lacking the standard yellow nose of the September-October period of the Battle, this photograph, probably taken in August shows a view typical of a dispersed Bf109E, in this case 'Yellow 6' of 6./JG27.

 
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Luftwaffe pilot Uffz. Morgenstern

Units: 4./JG-27 (Channel)

Awards: Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 WNr 6336 (95% dam 9/3/40)

Remarks: Injured in a landing collision at Fiennes on

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Luftwaffe pilot Paul Wacker

Units: 4(Schl)/LG-2 (11/40 Channel)

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4/B WNr 6313 'White G' lost

Remarks: POW Bf 109 into Battle, Payne.

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Luftwaffe pilot Erich Braun

Units: 5/JG-27 (Channel)

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 2762 'Black 6+-' (lost )

Remarks: POW after aerial combat, bailed safely at the Bank Farm, Tudeley.

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Luftwaffe pilot Erwin Daig

Units: 5/JG-27 (Channel)

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 WNr 3488 'Black 13+-' (lost )

Remarks: POW after being shot down during aerial combat; force landing at Charity Farm, Cootham, near Storrington, Sussex. His first victory, a Spitfire at Hastings on 1 September, 1940.

Luftwaffe pilot List of 1 aerial victories for Erwin Daig

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
01-Sep-40 Erwin Daig 5./JG27   15.00 Hastings

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Luftwaffe pilot Gustav Adolf Langanke

Units: 5./JG-27(9/40 BoB), 5./JG-27 (6/41 S.U.), III./JG-27 (10/41)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E & F

Remarks: MIA 7 October, 1941. His first victory, during the Battle of Britain, a Hurricane at London on 30 September, 1940, an Uffz at the time. Shot down seven DB-3 and SB bombers on 25 June, 1941 in the opening days of Operation Barbarossa.

Asisbiz database list of 8 aerial victories for Gustav Adolf Langanke

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Monday, September 30, 1940 Gustav-Adolf Langanke 5./JG27 Hurricane   17:50 South of London
Wednesday, June 25, 1941 Gustav-Adolf Langanke 5./JG27 Martin   16:55  
Wednesday, June 25, 1941 Gustav-Adolf Langanke 5./JG27 Martin   13:30  
Wednesday, June 25, 1941 Gustav-Adolf Langanke 5./JG27 Martin   13:25  
Wednesday, June 25, 1941 Gustav-Adolf Langanke 5./JG27 Martin   12:10  
Wednesday, June 25, 1941 Gustav-Adolf Langanke 5./JG27 Martin   12:05  
Wednesday, June 25, 1941 Gustav-Adolf Langanke 5./JG27 Martin   10:30  
Wednesday, June 25, 1941 Gustav-Adolf Langanke 5./JG27 Martin   10:10  

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Luftwaffe pilot Julius Neumann

Units: 6./JG-27 (Channel)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 WNr 3859 'Yellow 3', Bf 109E-4 WNr 1455 'Yellow 6+-' (lost )

Remarks: POW , after making an emergency landing in Shanklin, on the Island of Wight. He credits F/Sgt Jim Hallowes of RAF No. 43 Sq. with his demise. One known victory, his 1st, a Fokker XXI south of Rotterdam, 10 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 16 August, 1940. Photo in Jager Blatt, 5/1996.

Luftwaffe pilot List of 2 aerial victories for Julius Neumann

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
10-May-40 Julius Neumann 6./JG27 Fokker XXI   14.25 South of Rotterdam
16-Aug-40 Julius Neumann 6./JG27   14.10 Isle of Wight

 

 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/