W. Nr. 120439, Oblt. Frank Liesendahl, CO of 10.(Jabo)/JG 2, Caen-Carpiquet, France, Summer 1942
At the end of 1941, the Luftwaffe considered a resumption of the bombing of Great Britain and coastal transport assets. It was ordered that every
fighter unit taking part in combat against Great Britain would include one Staffel for the purposes of the so-called 'hit and run' bombing missions.
This role was taken up by 10.(Jabo) Staffel within JG 2. Under the command of Oblt. Frank Liesendahl, the unit sank twenty ships for a total of
630,000 BRT of shipping in four months. Frank Liesendahl died on July 17th, 1942 during an attack against the transport vessel Brixham. He was
posthumously elevated to the rank of Hauptmann and held the Knight's Cross.
Liesendahl's aircraft carried the standard day camouflage scheme of Luftwaffe fighters consisting of RLM 74/75/76. The fox leaping over a ship
was the insignia of 10.(Jabo) Staffel. The rudder of his aircraft carried the symbols of destroyed and damaged vessels.
Fw 190A-2 (PE-Set)
Fw 190A-2 landing flaps (PE-Set)
Fw 190 wheels early (Brassin)
SC 500 German bombs (Brassin)
Fw 190A propeller (Brassin)
Fw 190A Pitot tubes early (Brassin)
Fw 190A exhaust stacks (Brassin)
Fw 190A-2 undercarriage legs BRONZE (Brassin)
INFO Eduard - FEBRUARY 2022