7. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 - 7./JG 3

Aircraft emblem of III/.JG3 01

Aircrew Walter Oesau with Bf 109E4 III/.JG3 (G1+I) Wilhelm Balthasar WNr 1559 tail 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 III/.JG3 (G1+I) Wilhelm Balthasar WNr 1559 Sep 1940 0A

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 III/.JG3 (G1+I) Wilhelm Balthasar WNr 1559 tail 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 III/.JG3 (G1+I) Wilhelm Balthasar WNr 1559 tail 1940 Avions 189 P28

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 7/.JG3 (W1+I) Erwin Neuerburg early France 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 7./JG3 (White 1+I) believed to be Staffelkapitän Erwin Neuerburg aircraft France early 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 7./JG3 (White 4+I) crash-landed France late 1940

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This photo exclusive given to me by Thierry

ok
thanks for the info....most of the pics i have (jg53) are scans for which i paid for 1 use in a book.... but i m waiting some other small ones from private veterans...not always JG53 but from Staffel kommandeurs....always at Le Touquet..
other one in france 1940....in my collection... come from a group of pictures located 10km from Le Touquet...
thierry

no problem to host this one it is mine. ..
i have paid the rights for one book for 30 pics of jg 53 at Le Touquet...
i 'm working on a small 32 pages book about the Luftwaffe at Le Touquet...with pics from the units there...
JG26
JG53
Aufkl.St.(H)13
some planes at the airport
The Flak at Le Touquet...2cm Flak 30 - 3,7 cm - 8.8cm along the airport...
Jafu 2 stayed at Hotel du Golf....
I have already written this year a book about the ww2 at Le Touquet and the Atlantikwall...but less infos about the Luftwaffe.. so i will complte it..
http://www.le-touquet-occupe.com
regards
Thierry

Crash report Bf 109E4B 7/.JG3 (W6+I) Matthias Massmann WNr 6316

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 7/.JG3 (W6+I) early France 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4/B 7.JG3 (W6+I) Matthias Massmann WNr 6316 salvaged wreck shot down 9th Sep 1940 Battle of Britain 1940

Photo 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4/B 7.JG3 (W6+I) Matthias Massmann WNr 6316 salvaged wreck at RAF Farnborough shot down 9th Sep 1940 Battle of Britain 1940. British war records report yellow rudder and prop and fitted with dive and horizontal bomb gear for 4 bombs report states crashed at Rosemary Farm, Kildown 9 Mile east of Turnbridge Wells and yet another report Uffz Matthias Massmann's White 6+I, W.Nr. 6316, originally down at Cooper's Field, Flimwell, near Hawkhurst, Kent, on Sept. 9, 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 7./JG3 (W7+I) Gefr. Hubert Runge Stammkennzeichen CI+DY WNr 3733 crash-landed Ashford Oct 13 1940

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 of 7./JG3 flown by Gefr. Hubert Rungen Finished in a high demarcation 02/71 upper pattern, the fuselage sides carried a mottle of both these colors applied in patches of varying size and density, beneath which the overpainted Stammkennzeichen 'BA+DY' was clearly visible. The '7' and vertical Gruppe bar were of thinner proportions than usual and thinly outlined in black. The upper cowling and rudder were painted yellow and the spinner was black-green with a white tip. Although severely damaged, the aircraft was deemed suitable for display and subsequently appeared at various locations throughout Britain. In the early afternoon of 13 October 1940, some 50 to 60 Bf 109s, which included the whole of III./JG3, took off to escort Jabos to London. The formation was flying at about 27,000 ft over London when it was attacked by the 'White 7', a Bf 109 E-3 flown by Gefr. Hubert Rungen of 7./JG3, became slightly separated and went to attack two Spitfires. Meanwhile, a third Spitfire climbed from underneath and shot through Rungen's radiator. Chased by this third Spitfire, Rungen made for the coast but then considered his position hopeless and made a forced landing at Cuckold Coombe near Ashford. The aircraft was later exhibited at the Guildhall in London Gefr. Rungen's aircraft was also later exhibited in Hartlepool, Durham, in the north of England. The fuselage numeral and Gruppe bar were white, edged in black, beneath which the original Stammkennzeichen BA+DY showed through quite clearly.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 7./JG3 (White 7+I) named 'Gabi' France early 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 7/.JG3 (W7+I) Gabi France early 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 7/.JG3 (W7+I) Hubert Runge crash landed Ashford 1940 0A

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 7/.JG3 (W11+I) Alfons Raich Desvres France Sep 1940 Kagero 15026

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 7/.JG3 (W11+I) Alfons Raich Desvres France Sep 1940 Militaria 0A

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 7./JG3 (White 11+I) flown by Alfons Raich named 'Herzi' Desvres France September 1940

Source: Kagero 'Battle of Britain' Part III Topcolors 15026 and Magazine Militaria


8. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 - 8./JG 3

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 8/.JG3 Black 8 Kopfstand 01

9. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 - 9./JG 3

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 9./JG3 (Y3+I) Hans Stechmann WNr 5150 France 1940

Photo 01: Bf 109E7 9.JG3 (Y3+I) being shown off to the top brass France 1940

Photo 02: Bf 109E7 9.JG3 (Y3+I) being shown off to the top brass (note the swass sticker has been edited out - not my doing) France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 9./JG3 (Yellow 5+I) Egon Troha shot-down 0A-0B

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 of 9./JG3 flown by Oblt. Egon Troha 'Yellow 5', was the Bf 109E-3 flown on by Oblt. Egon Troha of 9./JG3 when he was attacked by 74Sqn. Spitfires and forced landed near Shepherdswell. Finished in a high demarcation pattern of 02/71 the blue 65 of the fuselage sides was dirty in places but it carried no discernible mottling. The cowling and rudder were painted yellow and the spinner was quartered in black-green and white. The battleaxe emblem of III./JG3 was carried on each side of the cowling with the name 'Erika' in white on the starboard side, and the 9. Staffel seahorse emblem appeared on the fuselage. There were five black Abschussbalken on each side of the rudder, two with RAF roundels, and between the second and third bars was a black top hat inside a red gunsight ring. When interrogated, Oblt. Troha maintained this was not his aircraft and, apart from the Staffel's seahorse crest, all decorations on the machine were purely personal ones of its usual pilot.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 9./JG3 (Y5+I) Egon Troha shot-down 29th October 1940 01-02

Photo's 01-02:British troops removing Obit. Egan Troha's aircraft from West Court Farm where it forced landed on 29 October 1940 after being attacked by Spitfires from 74Sqn. 9./JG3 was flying a freie Jagd patrol when attacked and Oblt. Troha, who thought his Rottenhlmd was protecting his rear, received radiator damage from a Spitfire which was on his tail. He made a good forced landing and was taken prisoner.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 9./JG3 (Yellow 6+I) Werk Number 746 after a force landing on a French beach

Profile 00: 1-Bf 109E4-JG3.9-(Y6+I)-WN746-France 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 3./JG3 (Y3+I) and (Y4+I) BOB France 1940 01

Photo 01: An unusual shot of four Bf 109E-3s of 3./JG3 with their engines running are preparing for a sortie. This view shows to advantage the variation of the splinter patterns on the upper surfaces of the wings.

 
 IL-2 Sturmovik 'Cliff's of Dover' - COD game skins
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 9/.JG3 (Y3+) Hans Stechmann France 1940
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 9/.JG3 (Y3+) Hans Stechmann France 1940 NM
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 III/.JG3 (G1+I) Wilhelm Balthasar France 1940
COD game skin by CF Bf 109E4 III/.JG3 (G1+I) Wilhelm Balthasar France 1940 NM
Bf109E-3 skin for Il-2 Sturmovik - Cliffs of Dover by Cpt Farrel This aircraft was flown by Hans Stechmann, 9./JG3, summer 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
CF cptfarrels http://www.cptfarrels.com/

 

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Luftwaffe pilot Erwin Neuerburg

Units: JG-51, 7./JG-3 (8/40), Kdr Erg./JG-3 (12/40)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E 'White 1' in 7/JG-3

Remarks: His first victory, a Spitfire 10 km NE of Redhill on 18 August, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, a Hurricane 20 km E of Tunbridge Wells and a Spitfire at Brentwood, on 24 August, 1940. Magnus, 7 victories.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 7 aerial victories for Erwin Neuerburg

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
18 Aug 1940 Erwin Neuerburg 7./JG3 6500m 14:20 10km NE Redhill
24 Aug 1940 Erwin Neuerburg 7./JG3   16:40 Brentwood
24 Aug 1940 Erwin Neuerburg 7./JG3 3500m 16:25 20km E Tunbridge Wells
29 Aug 1940 Erwin Neuerburg 7./JG3 Abschuß**   16:50 -
30 Aug 1940 Erwin Neuerburg 7./JG3 Abschuß** Low Level - -
07 Sep 1940 Erwin Neuerburg 7./JG3 Abschuß**   - -
15 Sep 1940 Erwin Neuerburg 7./JG3 Abschuß** 6000-400m - -

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Luftwaffe pilot Alfons (Horst) Raich

Units: 3/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 7/JG-3 (7/42 S.U.), JG-1, EJG-West

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F

Remarks: Magnus Report. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 8 km SW of Meny on 12 May, 1942. His 9th an 'unidentified AC' on 27 May, 1942. His 10th another 'unidentified AC' on 3 June, 1942. His 11th another unnamed Soviet AC on 28 June, 1942. His 12th 13th & 14th victories were unnamed Soviet AC on 30 June, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 15 July, 1942. Deceased 30 March, 2001

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 5 aerial victories out of a possible 15 for Alfons Raich

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, May 12, 1942 Alfons Raich 3./JG3 MiG-1 800m 15:45 8km SW Meny
Wednesday, May 27, 1942 Alfons Raich 3./JG3 -      
Wednesday, June 03, 1942 Alfons Raich 3./JG3 -      
Sunday, June 28, 1942 Alfons Raich 3./JG3 -      
Wednesday, July 15, 1942 Alfons Raich 7./JG3 I-16 Rata   19:50  

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Luftwaffe pilot Hans Stechmann

Units: I(J)/TrGr-186, 9./JG-3 (7/40 Channel), 8./JG-3 (12/40 Desvres, Fr.), 9./JG-3 (1/41 Low Countries & Russia)

Awards: RK(9/4/41), EP(7/21/41), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 5150 'Yellow 3+I' (12/40)

Remarks: After 9/JG-3, he was a fighter instructor, and afterwards, a Dornier test pilot. About 400 combat missions. Scored JG-3's 1000th victory on 15 July, 1941. 9 victories in the West. Plus 7 unconfirmed victories. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim 5 km NE of Le Touquet on 10 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over London on 24 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Southend on 28 August, 1940. His 4th a Hurricane at Dungeness on 12 September, 1940. His 5th a Spifire in the Maidstone area on 15 September, 1940. His 6th a Spitfire S of Dover on 24 September, 1940. His 7th a Spitfire over England on 1 December, 1940, no specific location. His 8th a Hurricane 30 km W of Boulogne on 23 January, 1941. His 9th a Hurricane at Cape Gris Nez on 15 May, 1941. Bowers/Lednicer, 33 victories. Deceased 27 June, 1994.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 11 aerial victories out of a possible 33 for Hans Stechmann

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
10-Jul-40 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3   14.40 5km NE Le Touquet
24-Aug-40 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3   16.35 South of London
28-Aug-40 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3   13.55  
24-Sep-40 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3   14.45 South of Dover
12-Sep-40 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3   13.10 Dungeness
15-Sep-40 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3   13.10  
29-Oct-40 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3      
11-Nov-40 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3     South of London
01-Dec-40 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3   14.40  
23-Jan-41 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3   13.40  
15-May-41 Hans Stechmann 9./JG3   20.55  

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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 JG108, 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

Asisbiz database list of 5 aerial victories for Egon Troha

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Friday, May 10, 1940 Egon Troha Stab III./JG3 Fokker C.V     Waalhaven
Saturday, June 8, 1940 Egon Troha Stab III./JG3 Blenheim     Abbeville
Monday, August 26, 1940 Egon Troha 8./JG3 Spitfire      
Thursday, September 5, 1940 Egon Troha 7./JG3 Spitfire 5000m 15:55 East of Southend
Saturday, October 26, 1940 Egon Troha 9./JG3 Hurricane   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/