Desert Hurricane Damaged 109

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  1. BorderWarrior

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    Another couple of shots from Grandads album, he is in the pith helmet on the wing, also a shot up 109 on a captured airfield in the desert.
     

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    Also this view from other side with Grandad in the cockpit.
     

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    Wild camo on that Hurricane!
     
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    It certainly is! I like it8)
     
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    Nice stuff.
     
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    Cool stuff, thanks for sharing.
    Hmmm, is it possible to figure out which squadron that 109 belonged to, and who flew it, just looking at the photos here?
    Could be interesting.
     
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    Yes I was wondering the same thing, would be interesting.

    These were from same airfield as well
     

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    Maria: Erich, Wojtek or Wayne Little could probably identify the 109. Shame the werk number is missing.

    Charles
     
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    I was thinking the same thing about the Hurri. It would be great to know which squadron it belonged to and whether there are other pics which show the serial number and code letter(s).
     
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    Very interesting photos BW!!: I'm with Njaco, the camo on the Hurricane is definitely different.:shock: :cool:
     
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    #12 Njaco, Jul 11, 2010
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    I'm guessing by the 3rd pic - 8./JG 53. I believe they used that vertical bar for the Gruppe and the white wing tips. Early 1943
     
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    You could be right there Chris. It's very possible that the aircraft is the same one which has appeared before, in books and other published photos. I'd guess either JG 53 or maybe JG 27.
     
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    #14 Wayne Little, Jul 12, 2010
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    Black 8 is from 8/JG53, a Bf109F-4 Trop, the same 2 photo's appear in the second volume of the History of JG53, doesn't mention a pilot though or W. Nr.
     
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    read somewhere the hurricanes were painted that way to fool Italian and german anti aircraft gunners. They would look like Italaian camo from headon to the gunners
     
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    No 3 Squadron SAAF did this to a number of their aircraft. There's a couple of pics in the "Hurricane in Action" squadron/ signal book.
     
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    Interesting how dark the underside colour is - check out the port u/c leg. It's much darker than the leading edge "sand" colour (of the "sand and spinach" generic description).
     
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    Alright! makes me feel like I know what I'm talking about!
     
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    There is reference of a Black 8 in JG 53 Vol 1.

    8/5/42 Uffz. Heinrich Becker POW shot down by flak, Luqa/Venezia, pilot bailed out, 100% loss. Bf109F-4 W.Nr.7513...pretty sure this is a different aircraft.
    The black 8 in the photo's has not crashed without it's pilot!
     
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    And from what I'm seeing, that vertical Gruppe bar was used during early '43 - I don't believe late summer '42. Not the same machine.
     
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