Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bf109E-1 of Mathias Massmann
This 109 was attacked by Spitfires over Sussex 75 years ago to the day and made a successful belly landing on British soil. After the wide spread use of white I.D. markings on fighters during the first week of September, yellow noses was suddenly the norm for most if not all fighter units engaged in the Battle of Britain. What differed widely though was the demarcation of the yellow color, one of the more creative versions is seen in this profile and was common with III./JG3.

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