I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 28 - I./JG28

Pilots JG28 Erich Erb Funeral Nov 1940 01

Photo 01: On , Bf 109E-1 WNr. 3355 of 3./JG28, formerly 9./JG52, crashed near Branesti during an exercise and the pilot, Gefreiter Erich Erb, was killed. A parade was held in his memory Photo 02: after which the coffin containing Erb's body was loaded aboard a Ju-52/3m at Bucharest prior to being flown home.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E I./JG28 Bucharest-Pipera 01

Photo 01: The Luftwaffe Mission in Rumania was led by Generalleutnant Wilhelm Speidel. When the German penetration of Rumania began, it was specifically mentioned that officers were to be detached who had front-line experience, and many were therefore transferred from France where Speidel himself had formerly been Chief of Staff, Luftflotte 2. Of the 54 aerodromes known to exist in Rumania, the Germans selected the most suitable and as a result, 22 aerodromes of varying value are believed to have been used by the Luftwaffe in Rumania. This photograph showing Bf 109Es of was probably taken at Bucharest-Pipera. For camouflage purposes while in Rumania, this Gruppe was redesignated I./JG28.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E I./JG28 ground-strafing exercise in Rumania 1940-41 01

Photo 01: A Bf 109E of I./JG28 during a ground-strafing exercise in Rumania in the Winter of 1940/41.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E I./JG28 ground-strafing exercise in Rumania 1940-41 012

Photo 01: Note the emblem of III./JG52 on the nose and the mottled camouflage which completely covers the fuselage sides and extends to the area below the exhaust and the sides of the oil cooler intake. For camouflage purposes, these areas were normally considered as undersurfaces and left in Blue 65.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E I./JG28 Rumania, Spring 1941 01

Photo 01: The Running Wolf badge of .

Messerschmitt Bf 109E I./JG28 Rumania, Spring 1941 02

Photo 01: Refuelling a Bf 109E of in Rumania, Spring 1941.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 I./JG28 (W3+~) Kabaracie AF, Rumania Sep 1941 01

Photo 01: Bf 109E-1s of I./JG28 lined up at Kabaracie airfield in Rumania, early 1941.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 I./JG28 (W5+~) Kabaracie AF, Rumania Sep 1941 01

Photo 01: Bf 109E-1s of I./JG28 lined up at Kabaracie airfield in Rumania, early 1941.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG28 (Y17+~) Germany 1939

 
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Luftwaffe Badge

Luftwaffe pilot Erich Erb

 

 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/