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Finnish Bf 109 G-2 on the ground, at Helsinki Malmi airport, Finland, Jun 1943

Caption   Finnish Bf 109 G-2 on the ground, at Helsinki Malmi airport, Finland, Jun 1943 ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Helsinki, Finland
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 11 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Hobilar says:
22 Sep 2007 04:13:03 AM

The Finnish Air Force received thirty Bf.109G-2 and 132 Bf.109G-6. Most Finnish fighter squadrons were operating the Bf.109G by the Russian offensive of June 1944.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
20 Feb 2009 10:44:54 AM

Info on color photo: I think the Bf 109G-2 belonged to 2/HLeLv (Fighter Squadron)24 at Suulajarvi, May 1944.
3. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
25 Feb 2009 08:06:35 PM

Over 30,000 Bf 109's were built the fighter was flown by the Luftwaffe, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. Captured examples were tested by the Allies during WWII. Post WWII Service: Czechoslovakia, Spain and Finland.
4. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
25 Feb 2009 08:42:03 PM

The Yugoslav Royal Air Force also used the Bf 109 E-3 73 aircraft were built, and delivered with German civil registation in 1939 and 1940. Only 43 fighters were available when German forces invaded Yugoslavia on 6 April 1941.
5. Commenter identity confirmed billAnonymous says:
26 Feb 2009 01:56:06 PM

Czechoslovakia operated the Bf 109G-14 the single-seat fighter was designated S-99 and the Bf 109G-12 two seat version was designated CS-99. In September 1945 a fire destroyed large stocks of ammunition and the DB 605AM engines. The only engine available in large numbers were Junkers Jumo 211F used in the He 111 bomber and not an ideal engine to power a fighter. The airframe was adapted to take the Jumo which drove a paddle-bladed VS 11 propeller. Designated S 199, and the two-seat version designated the CS 199. Pilots described the handling characteristics of the S 199 as vicious! and being dubbed Mezec or (Mule). The aircraft served well into the 1950's. Another opeerator was The Israeli Air Force. Spain operated the Bf 109 and later versions powered by a Rolls Royce engine and was phased out of Spanish service in 1967. Later 27 single-seat fighter and 1 two-seat trainer held in storage, were bought for use in the epic film "The Battle of Britain", a fitting swansowg for the aircraft.
6. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
22 Mar 2009 03:47:47 PM

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-5 of 5./JG-3/II 'Udet' was shot down Dec. 4, 1943 its pilot, Unteroffizier Kurt Sossdorf managed to parachute safely out of his aircraft. Left behind by German troops the 109 ended up in the clay soil of a field near the village of Moerkapelle, north of Rotterdam. The salvage took many years, the restoration work continued parts were used from other 109's, the aircraft will never fly again, but will be able to taxi on the airfield powered by an Argus 411-Renault engine. The Bf-109G-5 is the highlight of the Vliegend Museum Seppe near Bosschenhoofd, the Netherlands. Restored Messerschmitt fighter's are in Museums in Germany, England, Netherlands, Switzerland and in the United States.
7. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
30 Mar 2009 11:51:16 AM

In 1999 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 W.Nr. 163306 was recovered from Lake Trzebun. Fifty Five years earlier, Feldwebel Ernst Pleiness took off, his aircraft stalled and crashed killing him. Divers recovered his body and he was buried in a Cemetery in Jaworze. Restoration of the Messerschmitt fighter took many years. The aircraft is now on display at the Krakow Aviation Museum,Poland
8. Anonymous says:
5 Jul 2020 07:08:50 AM

Resting with engine running and pilot seated in cockpit?> Me genoito!

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