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German pilot, probably Klaus Mietusch, exiting his Bf 109 fighter after a mission, 26 Mar 1944-18 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2

Caption   German pilot, probably Klaus Mietusch, exiting his Bf 109 fighter after a mission, 26 Mar 1944-18 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-674-7775-33
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 9 Jul 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 May 2011 01:07:57 PM


Major Klaus Mietusch exits his Bf 109G-6/U4
after another mission, his aerial score stood at 75 Victories, w/425 Combat Missions he served with III./JG 26 before shot down by
P-51 Mustangs in September 1944.

Looks like the Major is wearing his Iron Cross w/neck ribbon, a personal scarf of a drak color w/light poka-dots, leather flight jacket, inflatable life vest looks like a
10-30-B2 w/CO2 cartridge.
The flight pants were made w/large pockets for maps or other gear and leather gloves. The winter version was a two-piece suit that
was blue-gray in color and was elecrically heated, boots were made from leather or sheepskin.
Luftwaffe pilots were armed with a Walther
P-38 or other type of semi-automatic pistol, not shown is his watch, or flying helmet w/goggles, oxygen mask and parachute.

Like the USAAF, Luftwaffe Officers also took
the stiffener out of the peak caps, to give them a "50 Mission Crush" look.
Later models were manufactured so they could be rolled up and put into pockets and were lighter and more comfortable to ware.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 May 2011 07:10:13 PM

OOPS!... Major Klaus Mietusch flew 452 Combat
Missions, Before He Shotdown and Killed.

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