Nachtjagdgruppe 2 - NJGr2
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 1./NJG2 unknown marking undergoing gear retraction tests Jul 1943
I./Nachtjagdgruppe 10 - I./NJGr10
Artwork Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/AS 1./NJG10 Red 2 Friedrich Karl 'Nassen' Müller Germany Aug 1944 0A
Profile: This 1./NJGr 10 Moskito hunter as flown by Friedrich-Karl Müller during July-August 1944 is a Bf 109 G-6/AS "Red 2" (WNr. unknown). Probably built by Mtt. Regensburg judging by the camouflage and stencil below the canopy. The lower surfaces are most probably in black - judging from the other photos that I have been able to study. The Kennziffer '2' is confirmed as red from Müller's log book. The aircraft features a red fuselage band (just visible in one image), pointing to this as being an ex-JG 300 aircraft. Note the absence of head armour to save some additional weight, a feature of Bf 109s selected for the specialised role of hunting RAF Mosquitos. While not visible in any of the photos of 'Red 2', all of Müller's aircraft can be assumed to have sported a rudder scoreboard, from his Fw 190 'Green 3' to his final K-4.. The rare photo reproduced below was taken on the occasion of the visit of Müller's wife and son to Werneuchen. The very large bunch of flowers was most likely presented to mark the ace's award of the Ritterkreuz during July 1944 for 23 victories which was followed shortly thereafter by his promotion to command I./NJG 11. Müller's 24th victory on 23 August 1944 was his first (and only?) Mosquito. There is no evidence in his Flugbuch that he ever flew a G-10 or that he ever flew a 'Black 2'. He made at least six flights with this Bf 109 G-6/AS "Red 2" from 26 July 1944, including two combat sorties from Werneuchen during the night of 27-28 July 1944. These Moskito hunting missions were timed at 00h03-00h44 and then from 01h10-01h53 followed by landings back at Werneuchen in both cases. Both sorties were evidently unsuccessful. According to his 'erster Wart', Gefreiter Hans Knott, it was this same 'Red 2' which was then repainted 'Green 3' early in September 1944 when Müller took over I./NJG 11 and elected to re-use his preferred number.
Messerschmitt Bf 109G I./NJGr10 Germany 1945
Profiles and Photo Data: The Messerschmitt Bf-109G-10 was also employed by NJGr 10. This example belonged to the Gruppe's 1. Staffel and was painted 76 overall. This unit operated in the anti-Mosquito role and, in order to reduce drag and thereby ensure every speed advantage, the machines are believed to have been highly polished. The spinner on this aircraft would certainly seem to confirm this.
4 Staffel II. Gruppe Nachtjagdgruppe 11 - 4./NJGr 11
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 I./NJG11 (Black 2+-) pilot Nasen Muller Germany 1944
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 4./NJG11 White 43+- WNr 130369 Germany 1945
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 4./NJG11 white 44+- Germany 1945
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 4./NJG11 NH+V7 Naxos Z warning and homing receivers
Source: Artist: unknown BORA-PRESS, Messerschmitt Bf 109G
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 4./NJG11 White 4 Naxos Z warning and homing receivers
According this source: Bf 109 G-6/U4N. Artist: © Barry T.Russo Source: Sent by Barry T.Russo
Profiles and Photo Data: Bf 109 G-10 2./NJG11 (White 43+-) Germany 1945
Profiles and Photo Data: Bf 109 G-10 2./NJG11 (White 44+-)-Germany 1945 01
Friedrich Karl 'Nassen' Müller
Units: 5/KGzbV-172(9/39), I/KG-50(12/42), Stab./JG-301, 1./JG-300(6/43), Stfkpt 1./NJGr-10, Kdr I./NJG-11 (8/44 to end)
Awards: RK(7/27/44), DK-G(10/19/43), EP(11/26/43), EK 1 & 2, Wnd Bdg, Transport & Night Fighter Oper.Clsp in Brnz
Known Aircraft: He 177, Fw 190A-6 WNr 550453 'Green 3' & Fw 190A-6 WNr 550717 (lost 10/22/43; crash @ Gummelsbach due to engine fire) in JG-300, Bf 109G-10/AS 'Green 3' also in JG-300, Bf 109G-14 & Fw 190A (both in NJG-11)
Remarks: 52 missions as a Night Fighter. 30 Night victories, 23 of them with the 'Wilde Sau' unit. One known victory, a Halifax at Margraf Cologne on 4 July, 1943, believed to be the first 'Wilde Sau' victory. Two known victories on 11 August, 1943, a Halifax 5 km NNE of the Biblis airfield and a 2nd Halifax at Vermütlich, N of Heidelberg. A Lancaster 10 km NW of Swinemünde on 17 August, 1943. Two Stirlings in the Berlin area on 24 August, 1943. A Lancaster 25 km SE of Munich on 7 September, 1943. A Mosquito at Eindhoven on 23 August, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Frankfurt a. Main on 12 September, 1944. Another double victory, both Lancasters on 4 December, 1944; one at Wörth-Lautersbad, the other SW of Karlsrühe. His 28th, an 'e/a' on 14 January, 1945. His last known victories, his 29th & 30th, were both 'e/a' on 21 February, 1945. He flew the He 177 in KG-50. Nicknamed 'Nasen Müller'. Another source notes the Werk Number for his A-6 as '350453', the 3 replacing the 5. Deceased 2 November, 1987.
Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Friedrich Karl 'Nassen' Müller