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German crew working on a Ju 87 Stuka aircraft in the field, Russia, winter of 1943-1944

Caption   German crew working on a Ju 87 Stuka aircraft in the field, Russia, winter of 1943-1944 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-726-0224-26A
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Ju 87 Stuka   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 1 Nov 2010
Licensing  Creative Commons. According to the German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv), as of 21 Jul 2010, photographs can be reproduced with if these preconditions are met:
- quote the "Federal Archives" as source,
- add the signature of the pictures and
- of name of the originator, i.e. the photographer.
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1. Peter says:
20 Dec 2010 01:17:03 PM

This picture may be taken in march 1944 at DORPAT Airfield / Estonie. At that time I. group of Schlachtgeschwader 3 (SG3) was based there.
The name of the photographer may be DROEGE ( not Doege). Kriegsberichter DROEGE was from 7. March to 10. March with First SQN SG3. He was flying as backseater on 9. March two missions in the NARWA bridgehead together with his pilot FRITZ on board of the Ju 87D5 call sign BB. See the book "Fronteinsätze eines Stuka-Fliegers - Mittelmeer und Ostfront 1943-44" by Hans Peter Eisenbach HELIOS Verlag Germany, Page 102 Flight number 942 and 943.
2. Peter says:
22 Feb 2014 01:38:25 AM

To whom it concerns
I have checked the appropriate films of Kriegsberichter DOEGE in the Bundesarchiv in Koblenz. Now I can definitely confirm, that the Photo of the Ju 87 above was taken on march 9, 1944 at Dorpat airfield. The Ju 87D5 is the call sign "S7+AH". More pictures under Bundesarchiv "DOEGE" "1944". There you can also see the picture of a Ju 87D5 "S7+BB" which was flown by FRITZ. For more information see "Fronteinsätze eines Stukafliegers" Helios Verlag Germany.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 May 2015 09:25:41 PM

ABWURFBEHALTER (BOMB CONTAINER)

File photo looks like Junkers Ju87D being loaded with either SD-1 w/350 1kg bomblets, or the SD-2 that carried 180 2kg bomblets. Weapons were carried in a plywood container and used against troops, artillery, anti-aircraft positions, thin-skinned vehicles and other soft targets.

The German AD500 carried 118 4kg bomblets did you know the Germans developed different types of anti-personnel bombs during the war.

RUSSIAN ANTI-PERSONNEL BOMBS:

The Russians had their version of cluster type bombs called RRAB-1,2 and 3 models these were
nicknamed "MOLOTOV'S BREADBASKET'S"

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