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Fw 109A-5 W Nr 1230, 'Green 13' flown by Walter Oesau, at Beaumont le Roger, France, around 1943.

(Rus)  A Fw 190 A-5, Werk Nr 1230, "Green 13" flown by Walter Oesau, shown here at Beaumont le Roger, France, around 1943. The rudder shows five aircraft silhouettes - this marking is either showing his 100+ victories, or five out of his fourteen downed bombers.

After the Kommodore, Walter Oesau was killed, in combat with American P-38 Lightnings on May 11, 1944, the JG 1 unit took his name, Oesau, as a title honor. (Happel)


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