Bf 109F-4/Trop, W. Nr. 10137, flown by Oblt. Hans-Joachim Marseille, CO of 3./ JG 27, Ain-el-Gazala, Libya, June 1942

Hans-Joachim Marseille, a bearer of the Knight‘s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, a fighter ace

with 158 shot downs, used this aircraft from June 6th to 18th, 1942. After Marseille’s departure for operational leave, the plane

remained at 3. Staffel JG 27 and on July 25th, 1942 the Allied raid, aimed at the Turbiya Airport in Egypt, destroyed it.

The camouflage consists of a continuous RLM 79 Sandgelb paint on the upper sides and RLM 78 Himmelblau on the undersides, the

rudder shows symbols of particular shot downs till that time. The marking of the Luftwaffe aircraft used in the Mediterranean were

white wingtips, white propeller spinner and white band ahead of the tail surfaces.

Bf 109F engine

& fuselage guns

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INFO Eduard - May 2018