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Jabo Staffel 10./JG 27 ?


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In May of 1942, JG 27 had a 4th Staffel attached to it's third group to perform exclusively in the fighter-bomber (Jabo) role.  Depending on the source, I find the aircraft listed either as the 109-E4B or E7B?  This unit only lasted about 3-4 months when III.Gruppe relinquished it's control, and it became part of JaboGruppe Afrika.  Any ideas of how these aircraft might have been marked up? 

 

I'm thinking it was typical Luftwaffe tropical scheme, with aircraft number possibly in blue (Staffel colour) on the engine cowl, and the wavy style Gruppe marking also in blue.  Gruppe emblem (shield graphic linked  below), would be in front and below the cockpit window.   Not sure about a bomb symbol.   Thoughts from the members?

 

Germany_JG27_3Gruppe.jpg

regards,

Jack

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Auch im Mai 1942 änderte sich zunächst nichts wesentliches beim Einsatzgeschehen; die Einsätze während der ersten drei Wochen blieben bei der III./JG 27 ohne zählbares Ergebnis, lediglich durch Unfälle gingen drei Messerschmitts zu Bruch, wobei es jedoch glücklicherweise jeweils bei reinem Sachschaden blieb. Mit Wirkung vom 5. Mai 1942 wurde der III. Gruppe eine Jabostaflfel als 10.(Jabo)/JG 27 angegliedert, die ebenfalls mit Bf 109 F-4 ausgerüstet wurde.

(c) Messerschmitt Bf 109 im Einsatz bei der III. und IV./Jagdgeschwader 27. Page 160

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Nick, thank you for that reference.  Not familiar with that book, but searching it out, yes a German publication from 1995.    It must be true then, and Emils in the Jabo unit is completely wrong? 

 

To be fair though, one sentence cannot account for the inventory of 10./JG 27 during a roughly four month period.  Perhaps they started with F-4B's, but some losses were replaced with the earlier type? 

 

Sure would like to know the source of  Evengy Velichko  quote " Bf109E-7/B equipped 10.(JaBo)/JG27, StaKa was Oblt. Richard Echhardt (KIA 25.10.42) " over at the 12oclock forum:

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=49033

 

regards,

Jack

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