KITS 05/2022

Bf 109G-10/U4, II./JG 52, Ainring, Germany, May 1945

In the end of December 1944 this one-o-nine was

delivered to I./JG 53. Upon arrival it received a yellow fuselage stripe together with the unit insignia

on the nose, the Stab markings were added to the

fuselage and rudder was painted yellow while the

vertical stabilizer port side retained the first nume-

ral 6 from the serial number and the last numeral 8

on the starboard side. After a brief operational activity at I./JG 53 the airplane was handed over to II./JG

52. Here the markings of the previous operator were

overpainted with the camouflage color. In April 1945

the II./JG 52 operated on the Protektorat Böhmen und

Mähren territory where it flew missions in support of

the German ground units fighting the defense combat against the Soviet offensive on Brno. The picture

captures the aircraft marked yellow 6 at Ainring airport in Bavaria on May 8, 1945.

Bf 109G-10/U4, WNr. 612762, Jagdstaffel 5 der ROA (Russian Liberation Army),

Německý Brod, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, April 1945

Jasta 5 of the Russian Liberation Army, led by Major S. T. Bychkov was deployed to the Německý Brod

base (nowadays Havlíčkův Brod) in the beginning of

March 1945. It took part in the retreating fights of

the German units during the battle of Brno in April

1945. White 24 was found at Německý Brod airport in

May. One-o-nine sporting the camouflage typical for

Diana factory carries the large crosses on the wing

upper surfaces, smaller size crosses on the fuselage

sides and swastika on the vertical stabilizer, peeling

off on the starboard side. Serial number was sprayed

over the light mottles.

Bf 109G-10/U4, WNr. 613165, 101. "Puma" vadászrepülő osztály, Neubiberg, Germany, May 1945

In the end of May 1945 the remaining Hungarian air

units concentrated on the Tulln airport in Austria

from where they flew the missions into Wien and

Brno areas. On April 5, after the frontline approached

Tulln, these units transferred to the Raffelding airport from where they continued to fly sorties to supp-


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ort the ground units around Wien. At the end of war

the Hungarian aviators, same as their German colleagues, preferred to surrender to the American Army

therefore, on May 8, 1945, 101. osztály pilots flew the

remaining aircraft over to the Bavarian Neubiberg.

The aircraft manufactured in the Diana factory were

camouflaged with the same paints as the aircraft

manufactured in Wiener Neustadt. The photographs

of black 16 show that the Hungarian national insignias were spray-painted directly on the camouflage,

the German markings were not applied at all.

May 2022