BF109 RAF Markings

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  1. brandle

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    Just found this among my PC pics, but for the life of me cant find any read up on it, so I thought I would put it out here for you guys to have a look and see if any info comes to light.I dont know if it was captured or was used after the war,Thanks for looking.

    Photo Credit, unknown, but thanks to who ever you are.

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    #2 Wurger, Mar 21, 2010
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    This is the Bf 109F-4 Werk Nummer 7232 flown by Uffz. Oswald Fischer of 10.(Jabo)/JG26. On the 20th of May 1942 he was shot down and made a forced landing.The Bf 109F was sent to the RAF Farnborough for testing.On 21st August 1942 after tests there it was moved to the RAF Collyweston where the aircraft was renovated ( the engine was replaced ) and tested by RAF starting on 24th of October 1942, The RAF no. NN644. The tests were taken without the armament and the gunsight.Initially the camo consisted of Dark Green and Earth Brown colours at the top surfaces.The undersides were yellow painted.Later it got the Dark Green/Ocean Grey upper camo scheme with yellow undersides. The White number 11 and the bomb emblem were of the previous "owner" markings.The airworth plane was owned by No.1426 Flight in Collyweston untill the unit cancelling in November 1945.Her farther dole is unknown.Possible it was sent to a scrap-heap.

    On 20th May 1942 during the Jabo mission that was carried by 10.(Jabo)/JG26, the Bf 109F-4 flown by Uffz. Oswald Fischer was hit by Anti-Aircarft Artillery over the Brighton harbour.That day Fischer with another pilot together tried to sink with bombs a big ship belayed there.The AAA fire was very fierce and one flak shell hit and damaged the aircraft.The pilot could have launched and sunk into the English Channel water.That's way he made a decision about making an emergency landing without the main landing gear opened on a ground.He did it at Beachy Head area.There Fischer and his plane with minor damages were captured by Englishmen.
     
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    Now thats what I call an answer, many thanks Wurger, saved for future reference.Thank you again.
     
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    You are welcome. :)
     
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    Great info there Wojek, I may have another picture of this aircraft some where if I remember right>
     
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    #6 antoni, Mar 22, 2010
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    First flight on on 24th Oct 1942 was before it was repainted wit British markings.
     

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    Brilliant pics, many thanks.
     
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