Jagdgeschwader 2 'Richthofen'- 10(Jabo)./JG2

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 10(Jabo)./JG2 Beaumont-le-Roger, France 1942

Photo 01: The Bf 109F fighter-bombers normally carried an SC 250 bomb with a Type 38 Fuze, and although not sufficient to sink a warship, these were sufficient to damage the superstructure badly enough to allow subsequent attacks to be carried out without undue risk by standard bomber aircraft. When used against freighters, however, the SC 250 caused far greater damage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/B 10./JG2 (Jabo) Blue (1+c-) Frank Liesendahl WNr 7629 France 1942 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/B 'Blue 1' flown by Oblt. Frank Liesendahl,Staffelkapitänof 10.(Jabo)/JG2, Spring 1942 Oblt. Liesendahl's W.Nr. 7629 was camouflaged in an RLM 74/75/76 scheme with the fuselage sides in a mottle of 74 and 75 which extended well down the fuselage sides and which was particularly dark around the areas of the aircraft's individual markings. Standard yellow identification markings appeared under the nose and on the rudder, the latter being marked with the silhouettes of ships sunk and damaged. Each silhouette is marked with the date the ship was attacked and the vessel's tonnage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 10.(Jabo)/JG 2 Blue (1+c-) Frank Liesendahl WNr 7629 France 1942 01

Photo 01: Shown at Beaumont-le-Roger in the Spring of 1942, these Bf 109F-4/B fighter-bombers were operated by 10.(Jabo)/JG2. These aircraft usually operated in pairs or as one or two Schwarme without fighter cover, pilots relying for protection on speed, surprise and their extremely low-level approach. This Bf 109F-4/B coded 'Blue 1' was flown by Oblt. Frank Liesendahl,Staffelkapitänof 1O.Gabo)/JG2, a unit which operated mainly against coastal shipping in the English Channel.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 10.(Jabo)/JG 2 Blue (1+c-) Frank Liesendahl WNr 7629 France 1942 02

Photo 02: The markings painted on the rudder of Liesendahl's aircraft, shown in detail illustrate the successes claimed during these operations

Emblem of 10.(Jabo)/JG26

Pilots 10.(Jabo)/JG 2 Liesendah 3./JG2 Walter Oesau France 1942 01

Photo 01: Oblt. Liesendahl with Walter Oesau, the Kommodore of III./JG2. On 17 July 1942, after 10.Gabo)/JG2 had converted to the Fw-190, Liesendahl was flying 'Blue 14', an Fw-190A-2, W.Nr. 0439, when he was shot down by light anti-aircraft fire from a tanker off Brixham, Devon. His body was later recovered from the sea and the propeller, recovered from the submerged wreck of his aircraft, is currently in private ownership in Britain.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/B 10.(Jabo)/JG 2 Blue (6+c-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France 1942

Photo 01: Shown at Beaumont-le-Roger in the Spring of 1942, these Bf 109F-4/B fighter-bombers were operated by 10.(Jabo)/JG2. These aircraft usually operated in pairs or as one or two Schwarme without fighter cover, pilots relying for protection on speed, surprise and their extremely low-level approach.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/B 10.(Jabo)/JG 2 Blue (7+c-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France 1942 01

Photo 01: Shown at Beaumont-le-Roger in the Spring of 1942, these Bf 109F-4/B fighter-bombers were operated by 10.(Jabo)/JG2. These aircraft usually operated in pairs or as one or twoSchwarmewithout fighter cover, pilots relying for protection on speed, surprise and their extremely low-level approach. Ground crew working on 'Blue 7', another of theStaffel'sfighter-bombers. Note that the rudder markings on this aircraft are identical with those on 'Blue 1', suggesting that they represent the successes of theStaffelas a whole rather than the individual pilots. An all-black silhouette is thought to indicate a sinking whereas the black segments probably represent the area the bomb struck and the extent of the damage caused.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/B 10.(Jabo)/JG 2 Blue (10+c-) back ground Beaumont-le-Roger, France 1942

Photo 01: Shown at Beaumont-le-Roger in the Spring of 1942, these Bf 109F-4/B fighter-bombers were operated by 10.(Jabo)/JG2. These aircraft usually operated in pairs or as one or two Schwarme without fighter cover, pilots relying for protection on speed, surprise and their extremely low-level approach.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 10.(Jabo)/JG 2 Blue (11+c-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France 1942

Photo 01: Shown at Beaumont-le-Roger in the Spring of 1942, these Bf 109F-4/B fighter-bombers were operated by 10.(Jabo)/JG2. These aircraft usually operated in pairs or as one or two Schwärme without fighter cover, pilots relying for protection on speed, surprise and their extremely low-level approach.

Emblem 10.(Jabo)/JG 2 01

Photo 01: The emblem of 10.(Jabo)/JG26.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/B 10./JG2 Blue (12+c-) Franz Langhammer WNr 13005 Beaumont-le-Roger France 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/B 10./JG2 Blue (12+c-) Franz Langhammer Beaumont-le-Roger France 1942 01-02

Photo 01-02: Shown at Beaumont-le-Roger in the Spring of 1942, these Bf 109F-4/B fighter-bombers were operated by 10.(Jabo)/JG2. These aircraft usually operated in pairs or as one or two Schwarme without fighter cover, pilots relying for protection on speed, surprise and their extremely low-level approach. 'Blue 12', W.Nr. 13005, was a Bf 109F-2/B normally flown by Ogfr. Franz Langhammer of 10.(Jabo)/JG2. Langhammer was flying this aircraft on 21 April 1942 when he failed to return from a Jabo mission in the Portland area and was listed as missing in action.

Photo 01: The emblem of 10.(Jabo)/JG26.

 
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Frank Liesendahl

Units: II./JG-334, II./JG-133, II./JG-53, II./ZG-1, Stfkpt 6./JG-2 (10/40), Stafkpt 10(Jabo)./JG-2 (7/42)

Awards: RK(9/4/42 Post.), DK-G(6/15/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational ClaspRK(9/4/42 Post.), DK-G(6/15/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-4/R1 WNr 6469 'Blue 1' (6/42), Bf 109F-4/B WNr 7629 'Blue 1' (previously 'Yellow 7'), Fw 190A-3 WNr 0439 'Blue 14'

Remarks: MIA 17 July, 1942 in Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0439 'Blue 14' after attacking a freighter 5 km off Brixham in Devon. He was brought down by return fire from the freighter. 10/JG-2 was mainly employed against English coastal shipping. 142 missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 50 victories!

 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/