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Manufacturer : Fieseler
Oblt Friedrich Navratil by Ivan Berryman.
Tribute to Pilot Officer Pegge of No.610 Squadron by Ivan Berryman.
Erich Rudorffer by Ivan Berryman.
Tribute to Flight Lieutenant Warner of No.610 Sqn by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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|Herbert Ihlefeld||137.00||The signature of Herbert Ihlefeld features on some of our artwork - click here to see what is available.|
|Friedrich Schelker||22.00||The signature of Friedrich Schelker features on some of our artwork - click here to see what is available.|
|Squadrons for : Fi156|
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Country : Germany
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The most successful Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II, with a claim total of more than 10,000 victories over enemy aircraft. It was home to the top three scoring Experten of the Luftwaffe, Erich Hartmann, Gerhard Barkhorn and GŁnther Rall. The unit flew the various marks of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 exclusively through the war.
|Signatures for : Fi156|
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Colonel Herbert Ihlefeld
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| Colonel Herbert Ihlefeld |
Born 1st June 1914 in Pinnow Pommern and died 8th August 1995 in Wenningen lower Saxony. Joined the Luftwaffe in 1936 and scored nine victories during the Spanish Civil War. Flew 1000 combat missions and claimed 132 enemy aircraft with 56 on the Western Front including 26 spitfires and 67 on the Russian Front. Participated in the air war over Poland, France and the Battle of Britain. In 1941 Ihlefeld was transferred to the Balkans for the invasion of Yugoslavia. He was shot down by AA fire and captured by the Yugoslavian Army. 8 days lated he was rescued by the German troops. Ihlefeld participated in the assault on Crete, claiming his 36th kill, a Hurricane. He then commanded Jagdgeschwader 77 in time for Operation Barbarossa in June 1941. In April 1942 Ihlefeld became the 5th pilot to reach 100 victories and his unit 1/JG77 was credited with 323 enemy aircraft kills compared to the loss of only 17 Bf109s. Ihlefeld then took command of Jagdgeschwader 52 in June 1942 but he was involved in a landing accident and badly injured and was not ready to return to active service until July 1943. In May 1944 he commanded JG11 and then JG1 during the defence of the Reich. In 1945 he took command of Jagdgeschwader 1 equipped with the Heinkel 162.
Unteroffizier Friedrich Schelker
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| Unteroffizier Friedrich Schelker |
Joining the Luftwaffe in the autumn of 1940, Friedrich Schelker was posted to I./JG52 at Dnepropetrowsk a year later, flying the Me109F. Later when serving with 7./JG51 in the southern sector of Mariupol he was shot down and badly wounded. After hospitalisation, in 1943 he was transferred to fly the Fischler Fil56 Storch. Friedrich served throughout the Eastern Front, in Russia, Rumania and Hungary. He scored 22 victories and was awarded the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class.
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