JG 53 Emil Profiles part II

BF 109 E1, 9./JG 53, Yellow 11, unknown pilot, Lor La Selve France May 1940
BF 109 E1, 7./JG 53, White 10, unknown pilot, Trier Germany May 1940
BF109 E4, 7./JG53, White 9, unknown pilot, Le Touquet Etaples France September 1940
BF 109 E3, 1./JG 53, Fw. Alfred Stark, White 3, Kirchberg Hundsrück Germany May 1940
BF 109 E4, 2./JG 53, Black 8, unknown pilot, Neuville France September 1940
BF 109 E4, 8./JG 53, Black 2, unknown pilot, Le Touquet France November 1940
BF 109 E3, Olt. Heinz Bretnütz, 6./JG 53, Yellow 10, Charleville France May 1940
BF 109 E4, 9./JG 53, Yellow 7, unknown pilot, Le Touquet - Etaples October 1940
BF 109 E3, Stab III./JG 53, Hptm. Harro Harder, Brest Poulmic August 1940 KIA 12 August, 1940 after aerial combat with a Spitfire east of the Isle of Wight. His body washed ashore at Dieppe one month later. His brother, Jurgen, kept his memory alive, carrying the name "Harro" on all his 109's, before his own death in 1945, the last of three fighter pilot Harder brothers. 3rd highest scorer in Spain with 11 victories. One known WWII victory, his 1st, a Polish P-24 in the Lubien area, 9 September, 1939. Nos.2, 3 & 4, all Spitfires S of Portland, near the Isle of Wight on 11 August, 1940. Nos. 5 & 6, both Spitfires (n.b.), E of the Isle of Wight on 12 August, 1940. Bowers/Lednicer, 33 victories including 11 in Spain
BF 109 E4, Red 14, Ofw. Franz Kaiser,2./JG53, Charlesville June 1940 Battle of France, POW 22 April 1942 after aerial combat with a Spitfire and suffering engine damage. His Wk# 10 028 ditched at sea 10 km south of Marsa Scirocco
BF 109 E3, outlined No 14,Ofw. Franz Kaiser, 2./JG 53, Le Touquet Etaples France October 1940, Battle of Britain, 2nd squadron JG 53 used outlined numbers ( before red numbers), POW 22 April 1942 after aerial combat with a Spitfire and suffering engine damage. His Wk# 10 028 ditched at sea 10 km south of Marsa Scirocco
BF 109 E3, Red 5, Lt. Hans Kornratz, 2./JG53, Wiesbaden Griesheim Germany april 1940
BF 109 E3, White 5, Uffz. Stefan Litjens, 4./JG 53, Charleville France, May 1940
BF 109 E3, Chevron < + I, Hptm. Werner Mölders, Stab III./JG 53, Dinant France, May 1940
BF 109 E4, Chevron <, Hptm. Hans Karl Mayer "Mayerast", Kommandeur I./JG 53, Stab I./JG 53, Etaples France October 1940
BF 109 E3, Chevron - -, OTL. Hans-Jürgen von Cramon Traubadel, Kommodore JG 53, Stab JG 53, Etaples France October 1940
BF 109 E3 Chevron I -, Hptm. Wilhem Meyerweissflog, Stab JG 53, Etaples France October 1940
BF 109 E4 White 3, Fw. Alfred Zeis, 1./JG 53, Etaples Le Touquet - France, August/October 1940
BF 109 E4, Yellow 1, Olt. Wolgang Lippert, 3./JG 53, Darmstadt Germany autum 1939
BF 109 E4, Yellow 4, Feldwebel Hans Röhrig, 3./JG 53, Rennes France summer 1940
BF 109 E4, Yellow 4, Feldwebel Hans Röhrig, 3./JG 53, Etapeles France September 1940. Geschwader markings changed to red band. In JG 53 it was called : Band of shame
BF 109 E4, Yellow 13, Feldwebel Walter Scholz, 3./JG 53, Etaples France September 1940
BF 109 E4, White 6, Lt. Herbert Schramm, 7./JG 53, November 1940 Etaples France, *** Note : swastika was overpainted by III./JG 53 at this time.

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