Captured Bf 109 G

Owner: Wilford J. Souza Submitted by R. Gaemperle on 1 December 2011 - 11:47am Rating:
This photo was taken by late Wilford J. Souza and shows Sgt. Thomas sitting on the supercharger intake of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 G. Unfortunately, it is not known where the photo was taken, but the mountains in the background indicate that it may have been taken in Southern Germany or Austria. Note the stencils for the fuselage sections, the overpainted tactical code, the large yellow fuel triangle and the bulge on top of the left wing for the undercarriage wheel. Most likely, before retreating German troops dropped a grenade into the cockpit. Many thanks go out to Kevin Souza, the son of Wilford J. Souza, for allowing me to show this photo here.