Focke-Wulf Fw 189 3.(H)/12 (H1KL) Stalingrad 1943

Profile 00: This profile shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2 Uhu (Owl) belonging to 3.(H)/12 coded H1+KL after being captured by Soviet land forces at Pitomnik airfield (Stalingrad region) after being abandoned by retreating German Forces February 1943.

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 3.(H)/12 (H1KL) Stalingrad 1943 01

Photo 01: This photograph shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2 Uhu (Owl) belonging to 3.(H)/12 coded H1+KL after being captured by Soviet land forces at Pitomnik airfield (Stalingrad region) after being abandoned by retreating German Forces February 1943.

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 5.(H)/12 (HIAN) Gomel-Sild 1942 01

Photo 01: This photograph shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2 Uhu (Owl). A mechanic is seen here servicing Focke-Wulf Fw 189 A-2, HI+AN of the 5.(H)/12, in the area of Gomel-Sild on the Eastern Front during the summer of 1942. Visible on the engine cowling is the Staffel emblem of a dark-skinned Arabian boy wearing a red suit and fez holding on to a yellow rope while raising a dark-coloured flute to his mouth. Formed at Milnster-Loddenheide in 1940, by May 1942 the Staffel was operating under NAGr. 16 within Generaloberst von Richthofen's Luftflotte 4 where it remained until March 1943, when it was redesignated as the 2./NAGr.2.

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 5.(H)/12 (H1AW) Smolensk 1943

Profile 00: This IL2 skin profile is of a Luftwaffe Aufklarer Focke-Wulf Fw 189A Uhu (Owl) operated by 5.(H)/12, coded H1+AW in the area of Gomel-Sild on the Eastern Front during the summer of 1942.

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 5.(H)/12 (H1AN) Gomel-Sild 1942 01

Photo 01: This photograph shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2 Uhu (Owl). A mechanic is seen here servicing Focke-Wulf Fw 189 A-2, H1+AN of the 5.(H)/12, in the area of Gomel-Sild on the Eastern Front during the summer of 1942. Visible on the engine cowling is the Staffel emblem of a dark-skinned Arabian boy wearing a red suit and fez holding on to a yellow rope while raising a dark-coloured flute to his mouth. Formed at Milnster-Loddenheide in 1940, by May 1942 the Staffel was operating under NAGr. 16 within Generaloberst von Richthofen's Luftflotte 4 where it remained until March 1943, when it was redesignated as the 2./NAGr.2.

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 5.(H)/12 (H1EN) Ukraine 1942 00

Profile 00: This photograph shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2 Uhu (Owl). A mechanic is seen here servicing Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2, H1+EN of the 5.(H)/12, in the area of Gomel-Sild on the Eastern Front during the summer of 1942. 5. Aufklärungsstaffel (Heeres)/12. In spite of its slender appearance, the twin-boom fuselage of the Fw 189 was immensely tough. This example was one of the reconnaissance assets used by Luftflotte 4, and flew out of Poltava in the Ukraine. Visible on the engine cowling is the Staffel emblem of a dark-skinned Arabian boy wearing a red suit and fez holding on to a yellow rope while raising a dark-coloured flute to his mouth. Formed at Milnster-Loddenheide in 1940, by May 1942 the Staffel was operating under NAGr. 16 within Generaloberst von Richthofen's Luftflotte 4 where it remained until March 1943, when it was redesignated as the 2./NAGr.2.

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 11.(H)/12 (A) Russia 1943 01-02

Photo 01-02: These photographs are of a Luftwaffe Aufklarer Focke-Wulf Fw 189A Uhu (Owl) operated by 11.(H)/12 Recon Group, Russia 1943-1944.

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    Bibliography: +

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  •     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/

        Web References: +

    • Hecklafette 15A & B (manual). Scribd. for the Fw 189's rear gun turret.
    • Wikipedia.org - Wikimedia Commons has media related to Focke-Wulf Fw 189

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