Bf 109F-2, W. Nr. 7186, Oblt. Hans-Ekkehard Bob, 9. JG/54, Siverskaya, Soviet Union, December 1941
Hans Ekkehard joined the Luftwaffe in 1936 and served up to the end of the war. He ended the
war as a member of Jagdverband 44, units equipped with the Me 262 Schwalbe. Over the course
of some 700 sorties, he shot down sixty enemy aircraft, and was awarded the Knight‘s Cross.
After the war, he first worked on a farm, afterewhich he formed his own transportation company,
and in 1956 he formed the world-famous firm BOMAG. He flew the illustrated aircraft in the winter
of 1941/42 in the northern section of the Russian Front, where in an effort to better mask their aircraft when on the ground, support personnel sprayed them in a washable white paint on the upper
surfaces. The aircraft carries the typical identifiers carried on the Eastern Front - a yellow fuselage
band and yellow wingtips.
INFO Eduard - May 2019