07.09.1940 4./JG26 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 Wnr.5385 Lt. Krug. Location: Pluckley, 3 miles SW Charing, Kent, England.
Mission: Bomber escort to England.

Date: 7th September 1940

Time: 18.00 hours.

Unit: 4 Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 26

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4

Werke Nr: 5385

Coded: 12>

Location: Pluckley, 3 miles SW Charing, Kent, England.

Pilot: Leutnant. Hans Krug. 60019/? - Captured.


Started at 17.30 hrs. to meet and escort bombers returning from London. Hit in fighter action at 21,000 ft. which damaged the oil cooler and fuel tank and the pilot force landed the aircraft.

Markings: yellow cowling, and rudder. Spinner white. Shield with Gothic black S and above a Jaguar or Tiger. Previous markings had been KB+JC, painted out. 100 octane mark in yellow triangle. Camouflage; grey speckled on top.

There was definite evidence of this aircraft had been carrying a bomb. Fuselage was marked with a ½" red stripe to give glide bombing angle and had a red bomb jettison handle marked Bombennotzug on starboard side of the cockpit.

The guns on this aircraft had tissue paper placed over the muzzel ends.

This pilot, aged 40, had done a great deal of civilian flying and taught at a flying school in Spain, prior to the war.

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Lt. Hans Krug with a Bf 109. (Net).

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Nigel Parker. (2019).

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