Questions on Gerhard Schopfel and Franz von Werra-Battle of Britain

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Alte Hase, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Alte Hase

    Alte Hase Member

    Sep 25, 2011
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    Hi guys!

    Having just visited the UK and the fantastic museums of Hendon and the Imperial War Museum,I am very interested in building a BF109 flown by either Gerhard Schopfel, or Franz von Werra. I have a number of books mentioning both pilots, but I cannot find an operational record of their sorties (apart from kills lists). A record of ops for both these pilots or their staffeln,if somebody has it, would be MUCH appreciated!

    Also, I'm a bit confused about Schopfel. He is shown as first being with "9./JG26", but all records I have of him in his iconic BF109E-4 Yellow 1, are for 18 August 1940. Did he fly this aircraft beyond this date? If so, did it get a yellow nose, like many other JG26 machines? If so, when did they add this?

    About Von Werra, does anyone have a record of the sorties he flew prior to his shooting down on 5 September 1940? Do you know which RAF squadrons he came up against?

    Thank you guys SO much for your help.

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