12.08.1940 Stab III./JG 54 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 Wnr. (not known) Oblt. Dress Location: Hengrove, ner Margate, Kent, England. +
Mission: Canterbury, Kent, England.

Date: 12
th August 1940

Time: 18.00 hours.

Unit: Stab III./Jagdgeschwader 54

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4

Werke Nr. (not known)

Code: < - +

Location: Hengrove, near Margate, Kent, England.

Pilot: Oberleutnant. Albrecht Dress. (T.O) L51575/Nr.4 – Captured POW.
Born 11.07.1910 in Nordtrup.


Attacked by Spitfires over the sea and shot down. Markings: a red shield with silver edging, bearing a black cross and three silver aeroplanes. < - + were in white with black borders. Believed severely damaged by F/O H. J. Woodward of No. 64 Squadron during escort sortie. Aircraft forced landed at Hengrove.

Technical Officer codes painted on the fuselage of Albrecht Dress’s Bf 109E-4

2 Oblt. Albrecht Dress
The pilot; Oberleutnant. Albrecht Dress

Albrecht was sent to a POW camp in Canada and survived the war.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Nigel Parker. March 2015.