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Temporary night camouflage on He111

Hein Capelle

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Germany
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Göran Larsson

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Sweden
I have examples of the habit of applying a large two-letter identifikation in temporary black paint. Here is an example with A1+CP of KG53 with 'A1' discernible under the layer of black paint at WNr.4044. Sold as taken at 'Flugplatz Lille (Süd), Frankreich'.
He 111 A1+CP_1-1_WNr.4044_night camo_Flugplatz Lille (Süd), Frankreich.jpg
 

Jean-Yves Lorant

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Some others "night" Heinkel 111s. The broken machine "H" below was sold as a KG55 aircraft (?)

He 111 KG 55 Bruch oder Zusammenstoss  copy.jpg Heinkel 111 KG 55 Rumpf gebrochen copy.jpg
Heinkel 111 H-4 KGr 126 Nantes Nachtanstricht  Englandblitz copy.jpg Heinkel 111 Nachtanstrich  1941 copy.jpg

Photos below; overpainted fuselage letters on a Heinkel 111H-6 at Leeuwarden (Holland) in 1941. This particular aircraft of 3./KG28 was lost on september 7, 1941 on the Eastern Front. Only the pilot Oblt Gustav Gäber returned safe, Gefr Paul Matthias (BO) and Ofw Elterlein (BF) both lost their lives.

Heinkel 111 H-6 WNr 4131 1T+GL 3 KG 28 Besatzung Oblt Gustav Gäber Leeuwarden Frühjahr 1941 co...jpg Heinkel 111 H-6 WNr 4131 1T+GL 3 KG 28 Oblt Gustav Gäber Leeuwarden Frühjahr 1941 Nachtblitz E...jpg Heinkel 111 H-6 WNr 4131 1T+GL 3 KG 28 Oblt Gustav Gäber von hinten copy.jpg Heinkel 111 H-6 WNr 4131 1T+GL Oblt Gustav Gäber Leeuwarden Frühjahr 1941 copy.jpg

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Jean-Yves Lorant
 
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