Bf 109E-4/B, W. Nr. 2060, Lt. Hans Guse, 2.(J)/LG 2, Tudora, Soviet Union (today’s Republic of Moldova), July 1941
Same as JG 77, after the Greek campaign the Lehrgeschwader 2 was withdrawn from the combat
to rest and re-equip which was to take place in Belgrade. The relocation to the Romanian territory followed in the middle of July where the Messerschmitt Bf 109E (some in the fighter-bomber
configuration) equipped LG 2 was on alert to be deployed against the Soviet Union. Its operation
Barbarossa participation started early morning of June 22nd.
“Black 10” aircraft, which retained its camouflage from Greece and Crete campaigns and was equipped with a tropical filter, was shot down by Soviet I-16 on July 10th, 1941. The pilot is still listed as
missing in action. The aircraft marking is complemented by I.(J)/LG 2 marking under the windshield
and 2. (J)/LG 2 behind the fuselage cross.
INFO Eduard - November 2020