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Bf-109F 'Black 8'of JG 54 Oberfeldwebel Fritz Tegtmeier at 1943.

(Rus)  Bf-109F 'Black 8' of JG 54 Oberfeldwebel Fritz Tegtmeier at 1943. Fritz Tegtmeier joined 2/JG-54 in October 1940, but after being injured in a crash it wasn't until 1941 that he achieved his first victory. A brief time as a fighter Instructor in 1943 he returned to the Russian Front. By May 1944 he had over 100 victories. August 1944 saw his appointment as Staffelkapitan of 3/JG-54. In March 1945 he transferred to JG-7 flying Me 262 Jet.

By the end of the war he had flown 530 combat missions and had 146 victories, was awarded the Knights Cross, died at 1999 aged 81.


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