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The following extracts from the RAF's report on Zeltweg give the details of each aircraft as they appear in the original (sub-type and Werk Nummer were usually read from the fuselage plate). It is not specified if the cross on each Bf 109s was German or Hungarian. Some entries do not give the colour of the aircraft's tactical number. The question marks are in the original report. Comments have been added in brackets where errors seem to have been made in recording the data.

 

 

 

 

No. 1 FIELD INTELLIGENCE UNIT (AUSTRIA) RAF

Report No. 61

ZELTWEG Airfield, STYRIA, S.E. AUSTRIA

Me 109 G-10/U4

1044

8 + - yellow

1 x MK 108, 2 x MG 131

[possibly W.Nr. 611044]

DB 605 DB-1 011102318

 

Me 109 G-10

150926

5 + ?

1 x MK 108, 2 x MG 131

 

 

 

DB 605 D-1 011102156

Me 109 G-10/U4

173083

7 + - yellow

1 x MK 108, 2 x MG 131

[correct Werk Nummer?]

DB 605 D-1 X011101635

 

 

 

 

Me 109 G-5/R5

201523

5 + ?

2 x MG 131, 1 x MG 151

[Werk Nummer indicates Bf 109 G-8]

DB 605 A-1 00450224

 

 

 

 

Me 109/U4

510004

7 + ?

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Bf 109 G-14/U4]

DB 605 A-1 27515

 

 

 

 

Me 109 BF

510988

14 + - yellow

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Bf 109 G-14/U4 built in Györ, Hungary]

DB 605 A-1 01100965

 

 

 

 

Me 109 BF

511208

7 + ?

2 x MG 131, 1 x MG 151

[Bf 109 G-14 built in Györ, Hungary]

DB 605 A-1 81242

 

 

 

 

Me 109 G-14

511248

7 + ?

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

Bf 109 G-14/U4 built in Györ, Hungary]

DB 605 A-1 48061

 

 

 

 

Me 109 ?

512517

8 + - yellow

1 x MG 151 E, 2 x MG 131

[Bf 109 G-14]

DB 605 A 47965

 

 

 

 

Me 109 G-14/U4

541230

2 + ?

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

 

 

DB 605 A-1 01104314

 

"Red star painted over squadron markings, now painted over grey"

Me 109 G-10

610573

13 + -

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Bf 109 G-10/U4, white 13 of I./Ung. JG 101]

DB 605 D 11900036

 

 

 

 

Me 109 G-10/U4

610918

17 + - yellow

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

 

 

 

DB 605 D-1 011101344

Me 109 G-10

610941

3 + I

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Bf 109 G-10/U4, yellow 3 of III./Ung. JG 101]

DB 605 B-1 011102784

 

 

 

 

 

"Five pointed white star, under a four pointed red star"

Me 109 G-10/U4

611987

16 + 5F

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Aircraft of NAG 14]

DB 605 1701014

 

 

 

 

Me 109 G-10

611995

9 + -

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Bf 109 G-10/U4]

DB 605 D-1 011101316

Me 109 8

612756

1 + I

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Bf 109 G-10/U4, yellow 1 of III./Ung. JG 101]

DB 605 D-1 011101791

 

 

 

 

Me 109 G-10/U4

612757

10 + - yellow

Armament removed

 

 

 

DB 605 D 11900293

 

Skull and crossbones and “SONDERSTOFF”

Me 109 G-10

612790

19 + - yellow

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Bf 109 G-10/U4]

DB 605 D 01110269

 

 

 

 

Me 109 G-10

613026

14 + I

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Bf 109 G-10/U4, yellow 14 of III./Ung. JG 101]

DB 605 D-0 117100017

 

 

 

 

Me 109 G-10/U4

810549

12 + ?

2 x MG 131, 1 x MK 108

[Werk Nummer 610549 of I./Ung. JG 101?]

DB 605 D-1 011100044

 

 

 

 

Me 109 BF

1511037

9 + ?

2 x MG 131, 1 x MG 151

[Bf 109 G-14, WNr. 511037, white 9 of I./Ung. JG 101?]

DB 605 A-1 01105305

 

 

 

 

Me 109 G-10

[removed]

14 + - yellow

DB 605 D 11900084


Report No. 46

WÖRSCHACH/AIGEN Airfield, Austria

Me 109 G-10/U4

692712

5 + =

 

[correct Werk Nummer 612712 and marking 5 + - ?]

DB 605 DB 117/00389

 

 

 

 

Sources for Hungarian production and unit affiliations:

Ales Janda and Tomas Poruba, Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10/U4: Production & Operational Service (JaPo, Hradec Kralové 2004)

George Punka, "Messer": The Messerschmitt 109 in the Royal Hungarian "Honvéd" Air Force (OMIKK, Budapest 1995) ISBN 963 593 216 2

 

ZELTWEG (Page 1)

On 21 July 1945, Soviet forces in the Austrian province of Styria pulled back to their postwar occupation zone and the British then moved in.

At Zeltweg Airfield, they found a large number of aircraft, all of them damaged and disabled by the Soviets before the handover.

Another Bf 109 G-10/U4 was recorded at Wörschach.

The machines with a II. Gruppe horizontal bar may have belonged to II./JG 52, whose base this was from 4 to 8 May 1945 (none of their Werk Nummern appears in the published lists of Bf 109s in Hungarian service on 10 April and 2 May 1945).

Other aircraft can however be identified as coming from NAG 14 and the Hungarian 101. Vadaszezred (known as Ung. JG 101 to the Luftwaffe).

"Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10/U4: Production & Operational Service" by Ales Janda and Tomas Poruba (highly recommended) includes an appendix listing known examples of this sub-type. The Zeltweg report adds several aircraft to that list.


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