Bf 109s IN BRITISH SKIES

Chris Goss details the different variants of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 that appeared over Britain and how they performed in combat.

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Oberleutnant Paul Steindl flying a Bf 109 E-4/B of Stab II./JG 54 in late 1940 on a fighter-bomber training mission. His aircraft was carrying a dummy 250kg bomb.
All photos Chris Goss Collection unless stated

The 1940 German blitzkrieg sped across the Low Countries and France, putting Britain in the sights of Messerschmitt Bf 109s. German troops and aircraft massed, ready to invade the UK, but the first task fell to Hermann Göring’s Luftwaffe: to help defeat the Royal Navy and destroy the RAF.

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