8. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 8./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 8./JG52 mechanic Gefreiter Hans Brecht Russia Aug 1941

Photo 01: Luftwaffe mechanic Gefreiter Hans Brecht of 8./JG52 working on the fuselage of one of the Staffel's stripped-down aircraft. This photograph was taken in August 1941 when the temperature was 500C. Barely visible is the new emblem of III. Gruppe, a barbed red cross on a white diamond, which first appeared in the Summer of 1941 and replaced the earlier running wolf design based on the name of the first Kommandeur, Major Wolf-Heinrich von Houwald. Note the application of a solid, dark colour, possibly green, applied to the fuselage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG52.8 Russia 1941 01

Photo 01: A Bf 109F-4/B of III./JG52. This aircraft probably belonged to the 8.Staffel which operated in the Jabo role and would normally have flown with an ETC under the fuselage.

 
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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/