NSG 9 badge Markings and camouflage

27 June 1940

CX/JQ/105,12

On 27/6 a very high authority in the GAF [German Air Force] urgently asked Luftflotte 3 for a report, based on experience about the new anti-visibility protective paint for night operations (Nachtsichtschutzanstrich), to be used by aircraft. (A)

13 July 1940

CX/JQ/135,39

On 13/7/40 source read part of a document allotting identification markings to the a/c of KG 55 as follows:

 

Stab

 

4. Staffel

 

5. Staffel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W.Nr.

Marking

W.Nr.

Marking

W.Nr.

Marking

 

2838

AC

1545

AM

2137

AN

 

1459

BC

1496

BM

2121

BN

 

2133

CC

1645

CM

2125

CN

 

1629

DC

2124

DM

2126

DN

 

1537

EC

1485

EM

2128

EN

 

 

 

1589

FM

2150

FN

 

 

 

2165

GM

2136

GN

 

 

 

2132

HM

1717

HN

 

 

 

3358

JM

 

 

 

 

 

1583

KM

 

 

 

 

 

2849

LM

 

 

 

 

 

1613

MM

 

 

 

NOTE: The above markings would have been preceded by KG 55's unit code, G1+. At this period II./KG 55 was equiped with the He 111.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 July 1940

CX/JQ/147,11

On 17/7 Luftflotte 3 was asked to provide a front-line long-range reconnaissance Staffel to try out new camouflage paint for reconnaissance a/c. (A)

25 July 1940

CX/JQ/179,14

On 25/7 an a/c in Würzburg was asked to bring to an unspecified place blue-grey paint for spraying lorries. (A)

19 August 1940

CX/JQ/239 (T13)

Flieger Korps 5 warned all fighter and heavy-fighter formations as well as OC Flak that He 111 camouflaged for night operations also operate by day. The recognition-markings on sides of the a/c and on under side of wings are painted over in black; but on the upper side they are still clearly distinguishable. (A)

31 August 1940

CX/JQ/271,13

On 31/8 Reconnaissance Group (H)41 are reported to have experienced difficulty in obtaining supplies of thinning for a/c varnish, and they put in a request to Fliegerkorps 4 for 150 kg of No. 7234.00 thinning, which was not available at the stores depot. (A)

CX/JQ/271,14

III./ZG 76 are reported on 31/8 to be expecting a consignment of 100 kilograms of camouflage paint. (A)

3 September 1940

CX/JQ/278,25

Source saw a document issued at 1830/1 by LG Kdo. W. France for the benefit of Flak artillery groups, concerning markings on French civil and courier aircraft. These are to be: orange-yellow paint on wing-tips (top and bottom) and also on the end of the fuselage including the rudder, and sometimes, at a distance of 2 metres from the ends, blue-white-red tricolours (not in form of a cockade) on the upper and lower sides of the wing surfaces, around the end of the fuselage and on both sides of the rudder or rudders. (B)

9 September 1940

CX/JQ/299,2

On 9/9 [1940] OC Fighters issued orders to I./ZG 2 concerning the marking of “K a/c”, as follows:

(1) For fighters: yellow motor-nose, yellow rudder.

(2) For heavy fighters: white “Rumpfkanzel.”

The instructions stated further that it must be possible to paint these markings on a/c within half-an-hour, and that units were themselves to be responsible for obtaining golden-yellow, white, light-green and black paint. (A)

Source understands that “K a/c” in this connotation means fighter a/c temporarily in use for bombing purposes. (B)

14 September 1940

CX/JQ/309,30

On 14/9 1.(F)/123 asked technical HQ at Würzburg to paint the wings and fuselage of Ju 88 a/c (not known if more than one) of 1. Staffel black. they also wanted to know whether a/c W.Nr. 396 had reached Würzburg. (A)

14 November 1940

JG 53 complained that in various Jagdgeschwader the yellow nose was no longer recognisable.

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