German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber in North Africa, 16 Sep 1941, photo 1 of 2

Caption   German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber in North Africa, 16 Sep 1941, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-433-0859-12
More on...   
Ju 87 Stuka   Main article  Photos  
Photos in Series See all photos in this series
Photos on Same Day 16 Sep 1941
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 24 Oct 2010
Licensing  Creative Commons. According to the German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv), as of 21 Jul 2010, photographs can be reproduced with if these preconditions are met:
- quote the "Federal Archives" as source,
- add the signature of the pictures and
- of name of the originator, i.e. the photographer.
You also can use fotos from the Federal Archives for free on Wikimedia Commons

Did you enjoy this photograph or find this photograph helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this photograph with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
22 Oct 2010 06:23:44 PM


If this crew goes down in the desert they
have a collection of weapons. Looks like a
K 98 bolt action rifle, 7.92mm machine gun
w/ extra ammo and even a shot gun! and enough food and water.

2. Denn says:
10 Jan 2012 08:44:28 AM

My dad, a Korea veteran, once told me that the shotgun was his preferred night weapon due to the short ranges involved and its scattershot pattern. Also note the revolver in the left-hand man's hand.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
31 Mar 2012 06:25:34 PM

Hans is holding, what looks like a Webley Mk.IV or Mk.VI break open double action revolver w/rotating cylinder holding 6rds. in .38 caliber or .455 Webley.
This weapon was issued to British troops in different Marks from 1987 until 1963, when it
was replaced by the British Army with the Browning Hi-Power pistol, some Webley revolvers were still in use as late as 1970.

Another weapon Hans could be holding is a flare gun, anyway that's my guess

The MG 15/7.92mm machine gun used a 75 round saddle drum magazine, giving the gunner 4.7 seconds firing time.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Sep 2016 04:09:02 PM


The Ju-87 pilot was armed with 2 x 7.92mm machine guns mounted in the wings w/500 rounds each used for strafing.
The rear gunner was armed with a hand-held 7.92mm machine gun that was fed with a 75 round saddle drum magazine, giving the gunner about 4.7 seconds firing time.

The gunner carried about 14 saddle drum magazines, but I'm guessing all combat air crews carried as much as they could get away with...
Crews were also armed with
semi-automatic pistols some German made while others that were captured from the occupied countries.

All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code



1. We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

2. For inquiries about military records for members of the World War II armed forces, please see our FAQ.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites

Famous WW2 Quote
"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944

Support Us

Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!

Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!