Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) Pik-As

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  1. Snautzer01

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    Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) Pik-As_01.JPG
    Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) Pik-As_10.JPG
    Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) Pik-As_09.JPG
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    Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) Pik-As_07.JPG
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    Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) Pik-As_02_Frans Schiess.JPG
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    WOW!

    Thank you very much.

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    The first photo of the early 'Emil' has an emblem under the windscreen (reminiscent of 4./JG 52's cat emblem) which is unusual for a JG 53 aircraft. Any ideas what it is and whose aircraft it was?

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    The emblem looks very similar to 10(N)./ZG 26. According to "Luftwaffe Emblems" by Barry Ketley it states: "...it was carried by the short-lived single seat night fighter staffeln formed in the early months of WWII." Maybe its the short-lived night fighter unit of JG 53?
     
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    Good spot, another black cat for sure, but there is no official connection between 10.(Nacht)/ZG 26 and JG 53.

    I think that it might be an emblem carried across as a personal emblem by someone from another unit, but that is a complete guess and I have neither the means nor the time to look into the personnel. Personal emblems were rare things to see on JG 53 aircraft, though that is an early war photograph.

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    Was zapping done in WW2? Was the last photo transposed? I have never seen the canopy opened to the left.

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    I'd say so.

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    Nice shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Good shots, almost all are well known, a group of the early ones are of Kommodore Gunther freiherr von Maltzahn's Bf109F
     
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    Not in this quality and not all off this series together.
     
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