W.Nr. 411960, Hptm. Franz Dörr, the CO of III./JG 5, Gossen, Norway, May, 1945
Franz Dörr downed his first victim, a British Wellington bomber, on September 29, 1941 as a member of 1.(Erg.)/JG 3. This unit was redesignated
7./JG 5 on January 1, 1942. In early May 1944, Dörr took command of III. Gruppe of JG 5 and led this unit till the end of war. Dörr was awarded the
Ritterkreuzon August 19, 1944. He managed to down 122 enemy aircraft – his score is marked on the rudder of his personal Bf 109G-6, W. Nr. 411960. This
aircraft wasmanufactured at the Erla factory and sports all its typical characteristics such as the small bulge on the right side of the cowling and different gun
troughs. Theexact colour of the spinner is inconclusive from photographic evidence but can be black with a white spiral. The small disc on the rear fuselage identified III. Gruppe aircraft.
INFO Eduard - July 2019