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German Luftwaffe crew relaxing on an airfield, 1939-1940; note Bf 109 fighter of JG 53 'Pik As' fighter wing and Ju 52 aircraft in background

Caption   German Luftwaffe crew relaxing on an airfield, 1939-1940; note Bf 109 fighter of JG 53 'Pik As' fighter wing and Ju 52 aircraft in background ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-337-0036-02A
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 26 Jun 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Aug 2010 03:20:21 PM

Looks like preventive maintenance to me, or waiting for that replacement part. The rest of the ground crew are taking a brake. Aircraft is a Gruppen Adjudants plane II.Gurppe
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
21 Oct 2010 02:50:20 PM

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 assigned to JG 54 Pink As
3. R.T. says:
13 May 2016 11:56:52 PM

Great pic . Judging by the wing cannon and canopy this is possibly an E-3 , but what's interesting is the swastika is on the split of the rudder , that went out very early in the war so this might be a very early E-3 on the Polish front . I think the rings on the grass are for tying the plane down in a wind storm . These Blackmen have a long struggle ahead .

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