German Bf 109E fighter of I./JG 27 and Ju 87B Stuka aircraft of II./St G 2 in flight, early 1941

Caption   German Bf 109E fighter of I./JG 27 and Ju 87B Stuka aircraft of II./St G 2 in flight, early 1941 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-429-0646-31
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 29 Jun 2010

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1. bishop says:
2 Jul 2010 08:43:26 AM

What a sweet shot
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Aug 2010 01:21:09 PM

Stuka escort was one of many duties of JG/27 Flying formation with the stuka is a Bf 109E flown by the Gruppe adjutant.
Stuka is a Junkers Ju-87B-2. JG/27 was sent
to Libya in April 1941.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Nov 2010 06:31:55 AM

The Messerschmitt Bf 109E was tropicalized
for desert operations.
The Bf 109E was the only fighter avialable
to the Luftwaffe, until the Focke-Wulf Fw 190
entered service in 1941.
The 109 was powered by a Daimler-Benz 601A
engine w/ direct fuel injection delivering
between 1,050 to 1,175hp for takeoff.

Armed w/ 2x7.92mm machine guns w/1,000rpg
and 2x20mm cannons w/ 60rpg. Some Bf 109s
carried 1x20mm engine-mounted cannon w/200rds
and 2x7.92mm machine guns w/ 500rpg.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Jan 2011 07:24:33 PM

April 1941 Bf 109E-4N/Trop fighters of 1./JG27 were stationed at Ain-el-Gazala, North Africa.

Later on JG27 received the Bf 109F-2/Trop.
The fighter was armed with 2x7.92mm machine guns w/500rpg and 1x15mm MG 151 w/200rds the
Bf 109F could also carry 1x250Kg bomb.
5. Gepp says:
16 Mar 2014 05:25:44 AM

Any idea where this was taken i was thinking the some time in the Balkans Campaign? or north Africa?
6. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Sep 2015 02:53:37 PM


Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4/Trop flown by Oblt. Ludwig Franzisket who was the Adjutant of I./JG 27, Libya, April 1941. Junkers Ju 87 of II./St.G 2

Maybe the 109 was on a "Freiejagd" or Free Hunt
and formed up and escorted the Ju 87 back home
The desert was cruel to both axis and allied forces. Crews could suffer engine damage due to enemy action, or have engine failure, survival equipment was carried.

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