W. Nr. 5533, Oblt. Wolfgang Leonhardt, CO of 6./JG 1, Woensdrecht, the Netherlands, October 1942
Oblt. Wolfgang Leonhardt, CO of 6. Staffel JG 1, shot down five enemy aircraft over the course of the Second World War. All were on the
Western Front. He met his fate on February 4th, 1943, when he was shot down by defensive fire coming from a four-engined heavy bomber he
was attacking. He did not survive the resulting crash.
The standard camouflage of this aircraft from the Arado factory had the fuselage sides, fin and rudder sprayed with stripes in RLM74. The yellow
numbers indicated the II. Gruppe aircraft from the 6. Staffel, the horizontal stripe in the Staffel colour behind the fuselage cross was also used by
the II.Gruppe. The 6./JG 1 marking, the Tatzelwurm, in the Staffel colour appears on the engine cowl.
INFO Eduard - April 2019