Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 JG3 Emil Berlin Doeberitz 1939

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 JG3 pilot about to fly his Emil Berlin Doeberitz 1939 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 JG3 swastikas censored Emil refueling Berlin Doeberitz 1939 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 Stab JG3 Kommodore Carl Vieck France June 1940 Avions 189

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 Gunther Lutzow St Omer Sep 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 ((I+ Hans von Hahn France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 Friedrich Hahn under repair France 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 Friedrich Hahn under repair France 1940 02

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 Gunther Lutzow Berneuil France 6th June 1940 0A

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 Gunther Lutzow Nordfrankreich summer 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 Gunther Lutzow WNr 1433 France May 1940 Avions 189 Page 25

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 Gunther Lutzow WNr 1433 France May 1940 Avions 189 Page 25

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 Gunther Lutzow WNr 1433 France May 1940 Avions 190 Page 04

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 JG3 ((+ Gruppenkommandeur Hptm. Gunther Lutzow Montecouvez, France May 1940 00

Profile: The Bf 109 E-3 belonging to Hptm. Gunther Lutzow, Kommandeur of I./JG3 at Montecouvez in May 1940. Note the early-style canopy, the six black victory bars on the rudder and the green 'Tatzelwurm' on the nose with black, red and white details. The spinner is believed to be Black-Green 70. There is no fuselage mottle and the aircraft carries a standard fuselage Balkenkreuz and Hakenkreuz.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG3 ((+ Gruppenkommandeur Hptm. Gunther Lutzow Montecouvez, France May 1940 01

Photo 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.3 Hptm. Gunther Lutzow Gruppenkommandeur 1./JG3 The Bf109E-3 of the Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG3, Hptm. Gunther Liitzow as seen at Montecouvez in late May. Finished in a high demarcation 02/71 scheme it carried the Gruppenkommandeur symbol ahead of the fuselage Balkenkreuz and the JG3 'Tatzelwurm' on the cowling in the Stab color of green. The six Abschuss bars on the rudder are believed to have been black and the spinner black-green.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab II/.JG3 (+ Franz von Werra WNr 1480 crash landed Kent 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab II/.JG3 (+ Franz von Werra WNr1480 crash landed Kent 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab III/.JG3 Egon Troha Grace France June 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab III/.JG3 Gruppenkommandeur Walter Kienitz RLM710265 France June 1940 Revi 32P54 0A

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab III/.JG3 Walter Kienitz Fortuna France June 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab JG3 (o+ Detlev Rohwer English Channel August 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Stab JG3 (o+ History Channel August 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E Stab I/.JG3 ((I+ Hans von Hahn France 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E Stab I/.JG3 (-+ landing accident France 1941 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 Stab JG3 (((+ Kommodore Carl Vieck France June 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E Stab I./JG3 (-+ landing accident France 1941 01

Photo 01: Why the Jagdwaffe did not employ drop tanks during the latter stages of the Battle of Britain remains something of a mystery and they do not appear to have been in widespread use much before the Balkans campaign of April 1941.This photograph of a Bf 109E-7 of I./JG3 and its drop tank is believed to have been taken earlier in 1941 and is therefore unusual. Unusual, too, is the segmented camouflage on the fuselage, which appears to consist of dark green lines and sprayed spots, although variations of this scheme would also begin to appear by the time of the Balkans campaign. Nine victory bars are painted on the rudder but the identity of the pilot is not known.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 3./JG3 Egon Troha France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E W.Nr. 1480, Oblt. Franz von Werra, Gruppenadjutant II./JG 3, Wierre-au-Bois, France -

The illustrated Emil became the subject of a fascinating event that delivered the first German ace, Oblt. Franz von Werra, into British hands. On the morning of September 5, 1940, Franz von Werra was shot down over Kent. He managed a successful belly landing, was taken prisoner, and his plane was scrutinized by RAF experts. Von Werra attempted to escape on several occasions, and finally succeeded in Canada during transfer to a POW camp. He managed to go through the United States, to South America, and then back to Germany, where he rejoined the Luftwaffe. He served on both the eastern and western fronts, but had strict orders to avoid the shores of England. The Channel, nevertheless, proved fateful for him when, on October 25, 1941 as CO of I./JG 53, he disappeared over it. W.Nr. 1480 carried the standard camouflage of 02/71/65 with white identification markings. These included the rudder and wingtips. The RAF report suggests that the engine cowl was in RLM 65, was cleaner than the rest of the airframe, and may have been a replacement off another machine. The tail surfaces carried victory marks (eight in the air and five on the ground). Positioning of them was different on each side of the fin. The RLM65 color extended to the upper surfaces of the leading edge wing.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 Stab II./JG 3 (+- Franz von Werra WNr 1480 crash-landed Kent 0A-0B

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 of Gruppenstab II./JG3 flown by the Gruppenadjutant, Oblt. Franz von Werra. The Bf 109E-4, Werk Nummer 1480, flown by Oblt. Franz von Werra of JG3 which forced landed at Winchet Hill, Marden, Kent on the morning of . Finished in a high demarcation 02/71 splinter pattern there was no discernible mottling applied to either the fin or fuselage sides. The lighter finish of the removable cowling panel immediately ahead of the windscreen indicates this was a replacement taken from another aircraft. The tips of the main wings and the whole of the rudder were painted white, the black-green spinner had two white segments, and the black and white shield of II./JG3 was carried beneath the windscreen on both sides of the aircraft.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E Stab II./JG 3 (+- Franz von Werra WNr 1480 crash-landed Kent Sep 5 1940 01-02

Photo's 01-02: Another Bf 109E shot down on 5 September was this E-4 flown by the Gruppenadjutant of II./JG3, Oblt. Franz von Werra, one of the Luftwaffe's well-known personalities of the Second World War and fated to become known as 'The One That Got Away'. Von Werra's Bf 109E, already damaged during a morning freie Jagd over Kent, was again attacked by P/O B.G. Stapleton of 603Sqn forcing him to land his crippled fighter at Love's Farm, Marden, Kent. Taken into captivity and eventually transported to Canada for internment in a PoW camp, von Werra was able to escape to the USA and eventually returned to active duty before being killed on 25 October 1941.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E Stab II./JG 3 (+- Franz von Werra WNr 1480 crash-landed Kent 03-05

Photo's 03-05: Obit. Franz von Werra's Bf 109E-4 W.Nr.1480 after its forced landing at Love's Farm, Marden, Kent, on 5 September. Von Werra's Abschuss bars were positioned differently on each side of the fin. The downward-pointing arrows indicate aircraft claimed destroyed on the ground while the standard victory bars represent air-to-air kills. This aircraft was later taken to Farnborough for examination.

 
 IL-2 Sturmovik 'Cliff's of Dover' - COD game skins
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E3 Stab JG3 ((+ Gunther Lutzow Montecouvez France 1940
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E3 Stab JG3 ((+ Gunther Lutzow Montecouvez France 1940 NM
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 Stab II/.JG3 (+ Franz von Werra France 1940
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 Stab II/.JG3 (+ Franz von Werra France 1940 NM
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 Stab JG3 ((I+ Gunther Lutzow France 1940
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 Stab JG3 ((I+ Gunther Lutzow France 1940 NM
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 Stab JG3 (o+ Detlev Rohwer France August 1940
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 Stab JG3 (o+ Detlev Rohwer France August 1940 NM
Bf109E-3 skin for Il-2 Sturmovik - Cliffs of Dover by Cpt Farrel - Anders Hjortsberg
This aircraft was flown by Helmut Rau. Staffelkapitän of 3./JG3, August 1940
To install: Place the skin in your Cliffs of Dover folder: C:\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover\PaintSchemes\Skins\Bf-109E-3
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COD game skin by WN Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 ((I+ Hans von Hahn France Aug 1940
COD game skin by WN Bf 109E4 Stab I/.JG3 ((I+ Hans von Hahn France May 1940

 

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Luftwaffe pilot Egon Troha

Units: 1./JG-26 ('39), 7./JG-26, Stfkpt 9./JG-3 (10/40 Channel), Stab III./JG-3, JG-108 at wars end

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 5153 'Yellow 5+I' (lost 10/29/40)

Remarks: POW 29 October, 1940; shot down during aerial combat with a Spitfire piloted by Pilot Officer George Marland of RAF No. 222 Sq.. Crashed at Wootton Crossroads, Sheppards Well, Kent. Interned in Canada, but lost an eye in a riot and was repatriated, and finished the war in JG-108, training new pilots. One known victory, his 1st, a Fokker C.V. at Waalhaven 10 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Abbeville, 8 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Dover area on 26 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire E of Southend on 5 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane W of Boulogne on 26 October, 1940. Six (6) victories per Aircrew Remembrance Society

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz list of aerial victories for Egon Troha

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
10-May-40 Egon Troha Stab III./JG3 Fokker C.V     Waalhaven
08-Jun-40 Egon Troha Stab III./JG3     Abbeville
26-Aug-40 Egon Troha 8./JG3      
05-Sep-40 Egon Troha 7./JG3 5000m 15.55 East of Southend
26-Oct-40 Egon Troha 9./JG3   12.55 West of Boulogne

 

 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/