Stab III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 53- Stab III./JG53

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG53 damaged at Mannheim-Sandhofen 1941

Photo 01: Believed photographed at Mannheim-Sandhofen, this early Messerschmitt Bf109F of JG53 was probably one of the first damaged by this Geschwader. Note the early intake which differed from later types in being smaller in diameter.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG53 at the Low Countries to protect the North Sea coastline 1941 01

Photo 01: Early Messerschmitt Bf 109Fs of JG53. Between September and December 1941, the Geschwader Stab 1. and II. Gruppe of the 'Ace of Spades' Geschwader were stationed in the Low Countries to protect the North Sea coastline.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG53 Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: Ground crew working on a snow-camouflaged Messerschmitt Bf 109F of JG53. With its overall white finish, the only areas of colour on this machine are the yellow nose, spinner and rear fuselage band.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG53 6./JG53 (Y9+) Sauer at Westerland Island Sylt 1941 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG53 March 1941 01

Photo 01: Another of III./JG53's Messerschmitt Bf109F-2s, photographed at the end of March 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109F III./JG53 ( +I) Russia 1941 01

Photo 01: These aircraft are believed to have been photographed after being withdrawn from the front line, either to be repaired or to be transferred. The Bf 109F belonged to III./JG3 but the 'Emil' parked alongside probably belonged to another unit.

 
 IL-2 Sturmovik 'Cliff's of Dover' - COD game skins
IL2 game skin by ES Bf 109 F-2 1./JG53 generic summer 1941
Erik Schramm

 

 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/