Jagdgeschwader 301 - JG301
Jagdgeschwader 301 mixed photographs and images
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A JG301
I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 301
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 I./JG301 White 2 Germany
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 Yellow 17 WNr 380374 flown an unknown pilot of 1./JG301
2. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 301 - 2./JG301
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 2./JG301 Black 9 W.Nr unknown Germany 1944-45
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 2./JG301 Red 9 Wk. number 737938 Germany 1945
II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 301
4. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 301 - 4./JG301
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-9 4./JG301 Blue 7 WNr 202565 Emil Schubert Salzwedl Nov 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 4./JG301 Blue 9 WNr 737938 abandoned Brunnthal 1945
5. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 301 - 5./JG301
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 I./JG301 White 2 WNr 206085 Germany 1945
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 II./JG301 White 21 WNr 682989 abandoned Germany 1945
6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 301 - 6./JG301
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A9 Red 22 and Bar of 6/JG301 WNr 490044 Germany May 1944
Focke-Wulf W.Nr. 490044, II./JG 301, Bad Langensalza, Germany, May, 1945
One of the aircraft found by the Allies in Bad Langensalza was this A-9 from II./JG 301. The camouflage colors are RLM 81/82 on the upper surface and RLM 76 on the sides and lower surfaces. The yellow-red tail band identifies the aircraft as being attached to JG 301, while the horizontal stripe (yellow in this case) was applied on IInd Gruppe airplanes.
Spojenci nalezli tento stroj po obsazení letištì Bad Langensalza. Letoun nese kamufláž barvami RLM 81 a 82 na horních plochách, boèní a spodní plochy byly nastøíkány RLM 76. Èerveno-žlutý pruh okolo zádì identifikoval stroje patøící do JG 301, vodorovný pruh, zde žlutý, pak letouny II. Gruppe.
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III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 301
7. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 301 - 7./JG301
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 Yellow 8 of 7./JG301 Halberstadt, April 1945
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A9 II./JG 301, Germany, May, 1945
Period color photo confirms that this A-9 was camouflaged in RLM 81 and 82. The fuselage sides were darkened with thin layers of these brown and green colors. The engine and fuselage gun cowls are relacement parts and were in a darker color, probably RLM 83 green. The rudder, another replacement part, retained its factory RLM 76 color. The Werk Number on the tail is not fully visible in the picture, and we are speculating 260147.
Dobová barevná fotografie této A-9 ukazuje standardní zbarvení barvami RLM 81 a 82. Boèní plochy jsou ztmaveny tenkým nástøikem hnìdé (81) a zelené (82) barvy. Kryt motoru a trupových zbraní jsou vymìnìné a nesou tmavý nástøik, zøejmì tmavì zelenou RLM 83. Smìrovka byla rovnìž vymìnìna a zùstala v továrním zbarvení RLM 76. W.Nr. na SOP není zcela zøetelné, jeví se jako 206147.
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IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 301
12. Staffel IV. Sturm Jagdgeschwader 301
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 12./JG301 (White 1+I) Stendal Nov. 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 12./JG301 (White 3+I) Stendal Germany 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 12./Jagdgeschwader 301 White 6 Oberfeldwebel Willi Reschke Stendal Germany 1945
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 12./JG301 (White 12+I) Stendal Germany 1944
Units:4./JG-301, I./JG-0301 (1/45)
Awards:EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-9 WNr 203386 (lost 1/14/45)
Remarks:WIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat near Kyritz. Two known victories, a B-24 and a P-51, opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944.
Asisbiz database list of 2 aerial victories for Emil Schubert
Willi Reschke was born on 3 February 1922 at Muhlow in the Crossen region of Mark Brandenburg. He joined the Luftwaffe in February 1941 and began military training with the Flieger-Ausbildung-Regiment at Konigsberg-Neumark. Initially, he trained as a technician but finally began flying training in late spring 1942 on gliders before progressing to powered aircraft at Flugzeugfuhrerschule 51 at Elbing and later at Flugzeugfuhrerschule A/B 9 at Grottkau and Niesse. On 27 June 1943, Reschke was transferred to Jagdgruppe 102, based at Zerbst to undergo his operational training. He then underwent an instrument flying course at Blindflugschule 110 at Altenburg from 21 March 1944. On completion of his training, Reschke was posted to JG302, based at Gotzendorf near Wien, on 20 June 1944. Unteroffizier Reschke was assigned to 1./JG302. On 2 July, he achieved his first successes when he shot down two USAAF B-24 four-engine bombers over Budapest. Reschke rammed the next B-24 he downed on 7 July at 11:55 near Malacky in Slovakia when his guns malfunctioned. He successfully baled out of his stricken aircraft.
On 24 August, Reschke claimed a further B-24 near Jindrichuv Hradec at 12:40, but shortly after, during an attack on a second, his aircraft was hit by return fire. Reschke wanted to force-land with a dead engine, but USAAF P-51 fighters began pouring fire into his Bf-109 G-6 'White 10' and he had to use his parachute. On 29 August, he shot down a USAAF B-17 four-engine bomber south of Zlin at 10:50. During the attack another Bf-109 fired on his Bf-109 G-6 "White 6" and Reschke had to force-land near Uherske Hradiste. By the end of August 1944, he had 14 victories to his credit. After re-equipping with the Focke-Wulf 190A-8, I./JG302 was redesignated III./JG301 on 30 September 1944. In October, the unit transfered to Stendal near Berlin. On 1 January 1945, Feldwebel Reschke downed a B-17 for his 22nd victory but was again hit by return fire and baled out of his Fw 190A-8 'White 6' east of Gardelegen. On 13 March, he was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. In March 1945, Reschke transferred to the Geschwaderstab of JG301. On 14 April, he flew a Ta 152 and claimed a RAF Tempest fighter shot down. On 20 April, Oberfeldwebel Reschke received the Ritterkreuz. He claimed his last two victories of the war on 24 April, when he shot down two Russian Yak-9 fighters near Berlin.
Willi Reschke flew about 70 missions and achieved 27 victories. He recorded 25 victories over the Western front, including 20 four-engine bombers. He was himself shot down 8 times, baling out 4 times, and was wounded once.
luftwaffe.cz list of aerial victories for Willi Reschke
Victories : 27
Asisbiz database list of 28 aerial victories for Willi Reschke
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/