No. 2783. Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 (c/n 12764) Luftwaffe
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 262

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2

06/30/2014. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "On July 10, 1941, the RAF had an opportunity to examine a Bf 109 F-2 when Hauptmann Rolf Pingel, the Gruppenkommandeur of I/JG 26, was shot down in combat over St. Margaret's Bay, near Dover, UK. Apart from superficial damage to the radiators and airscrew, the Bf 109 F-2 was intact, and (with the serial number ES906) was flown at Farnborough on September 19, 1941. Three weeks later it was flown to Duxford for comparative trials with British fighters, but on October 20 the pilot was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes while testing the captured fighter, and the Bf 109 F-2 crashed and was destroyed at Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire."

Created June 30, 2003