Jagdgeschwader 51 - JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG51 Channel Front 1941

Photo's 01-03: In early February 1941, JG51 returned to the Channel Front. It was planned that the complete Geschwader should by then have been equipped with the Bf109F, but by that time only III. Gruppe had received a few examples. JG51's gradually converted to the 'Friedrich' during March and April, pilots of the Geschwader being sent back to Germany to collect their new machines. This unknown Oberleutnant of I./JG51 was photographed, with his new 'Friedrich' on the Channel Front, probably at Coquelles. Note that the Gruppe's 'Gemsbock', or 'Aiblingen Gams', emblem is still unfinished, only the blue and white background colours having been applied when these photographs were taken.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG51 1941 01

Photo 01: The buzzard's head emblem of JG51 first appeared early in 1941 and was, therefore, still relatively new when this photograph was taken in June.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG51 Russia 1941-42 01

Photo 01: A flight of Bf 109F-2s from JG51 in the Winter of 1941-42.

 
 IL-2 Sturmovik 'Cliff's of Dover' - COD game skins
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 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/