Thursday, 22 March 2018

" Das Deutsche Volk muss ein Volk von Fliegern werden" - daily ebay photo find #248

more from Oliver Rogge

" Das Deutsche Volk muss ein Volk von Fliegern werden"  - you're wondering why the word Flieger ('airman' or 'airmen')  - which has no plural form in German-  is written here with an 'n' ? Go here for a quick lesson on German prepositions and cases!

on offer here

1940 Luftwaffe BF 109 Wappen Greif Zerstörer Geschwader 141 ZG 141 / ZG 76 on offer here.

An image demonstrating how lighting conditions can impact on the appearance of the camouflage finish. The early two greens scheme on this Dora (?) would 'ordinarily' appear as a single homogenous color coat. See these pre-war Emil colour stills  here

Monday, 12 March 2018

Issue no.6 of Heimdal's "Aces" magazine

Issue no.6 of Heimdal's "Aces" magazine just arrived - 100 beautifully printed pages on thick glossy stock jam-packed with Fw 190s, Bf 109s, Spitfires and Hurricanes...

features include " Focke Wulf 190 summer 1943 " (10 pages), "35th victory of Kurt Goltzch" (4 pages), " the 200th sortie of Hubert Pölz of Schlachtgeschwader 3" (a superb 4-page PK photo report)....among others

Cover photos show Kurt Goltzch in front of his G-6 'white 23' of the Stab II./JG 2 and below that, Bruno Stolle, Gkr. III./JG 2 (not JG 26), preparing for a sortie in his Fw 190 A-5 'white 24' .. more rare ECPAd pictures along with superlative artworks in the articles..

all issues available at Heimdal's new web site at

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Junkers Ju 390 V-1 "GH UK", LG 2, JG 53, JG 77 Emil, Motorwechsel, Kran -daily ebay photo find #247

Junkers Ju 390 V-1 "GH+UK" vermutlich Winter 1943/44 in Merseburg, Rechlin oder Dessau.

The Junkers Ju 390 was a rare bird - only two constructed - intended to be used as a heavy transport, maritime patrol aircraft, and long-range bomber, a long-range derivative of the Ju 290. It was one of the aircraft designs submitted for the abortive Amerika Bomber project, along with the Messerschmitt Me 264, the Focke-Wulf Ta 400, and by February 1943, the Heinkel He 277. Two prototypes were created by attaching an extra pair of inner-wing segments onto the wings of basic Ju 90 and Ju 290 airframes, and adding new sections to lengthen the fuselages..

Below; Junkers Ju 290 A vermutlich im Winter 1943/44 in Merseburg, Rechlin oder Dessau.

Ju 88 C-2 of I./NJG 2 on Sicily

Me 110 E der III./ZG 26 Catania 1941/42

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More JG 53 from Marko Auer here

Above; Bf-109E-7,W.Nr.6503, Stammkennzeichen PU + CQ, 3./JG 77,Eastern Front 1942 prior to being taken on charge by JG 103. Plane crashed 31.3.1944 ,Germany. See the supercharger intake from Bf 109 T.

Well-known line-up of JG 1 He 162 at Leck here

Friday, 9 March 2018

Grünherzjäger I./JG 54, Gotha Go 244, Junkers Ju 90 in Russland -daily ebay photo find #246

Ort u. Zeit: Grünherzjäger I./JG 54 in Russland ca. 1942

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4 motoriges Deutsches Militär-Flugzeug vom Typ Junkers Ju 90 mit Kennung +B im Einsatzbereich bei Smolensk

Heiko Fuchs current ebay sales are here

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Clare Mulley - " The women who flew for Hitler " -video book trailer filmed at the IWM, Duxford

'The Women Who Flew for Hitler' by Clare Mulley is published in paperback today and has been getting great reviews. " Not an attempt to look at good Nazis or bad women, it is an attempt to look at two real women whose very different choices put them on opposite sides of history." Clare's book describes the lives of two German test pilots, Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg, who ended up on opposing sides of the regime. Watch the 2-min book trailer below filmed at the IWM, Duxford

- 'Vividly drawn... this is a thrilling story', The Telegraph
- ‘Popular history of a high order', The Times
- ‘A satisfying, rollicking read… well researched and beautifully written', The Spectator
- ‘Superb and beautifully written, well paced and full of drama.’ The Literary Review

"....Clare Mulley, award-winning author of three biographies, has produced a stunning dual exploration of these two remarkable flying aces, retrieving their chequered, interwoven lives from the dusty corners of history, reassessing their wartime careers and providing fascinating insights into Nazi Germany and its attitudes to women, class and race. Hanna and Melitta, two talented, courageous and strikingly attractive women, fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. Middle-class, vivacious Hanna, with her distinctive Aryan looks and go-getting energy, was a champion glider in the years between the wars, making her name as a celebrity-seeking, over-confident daredevil....Melitta, who was also awarded the Iron Cross, was more than just a test pilot; when she wasn’t in the cockpit of a Stuka dive bomber, she was at her drawing board, working on the development of planes in her high-level job as an aeronautical engineer...."

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More on Melitta Stauffenberg on this blog

Fake Luftwaffe 'memorabilia' on Ebay - daily ebay photo find #245

from a blog reader; " Hi Neil - I thought you might like to highlight this obviously fake Luftwaffe memorabilia on your blog offered by eBay UK seller artura7 "...

Indeed. Laughable ..but people appear to have bid large sums for this. Exactly the same style of 'document' being sold by 'antikfinder' too here

More JG 54 Knight's Cross holder document fakes being offered by 'destination 5555' here

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

III./ JG 53 Flugplatz Maldegem, Belgium 1941 -daily ebay photo find 244

more scenes from Marko Auer taken at Flugplatz Maldegem, Belgium, 1941, temporary home to III./JG 53. During early 1941 the entire Geschwader converted onto the latest variant of the Bf 109, the Friedrich, and was deployed along the Kanalfront to counter the RAF's attempts to 'lean into Europe'...


more on III./JG 53 ace Erich Schmidt (above left)

More JG 53 in 1941 on this blog here