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Posted: November 20, 2005 08:48 am
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A nice color profile of Bf 109 G-2 "yellow 14" flown by Lt.Stinghe Dragos in spring '45. This particular Bf109G was an ex. 9/JG 77 plane with "wolf head" unit emblem under the cockpit.

Artwork Dan Melinte.
(IMG:http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2301/copyofbf109g6jg77no3cocopy0yp.jpg)




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Posted: November 20, 2005 08:53 am
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Dragos Stinghe in the cockpit of "yellow 14". Note the JG 77 unit emblem (Wander ZirKus Ubben ) . Courtesy Dragos Stinghe.

(IMG:http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8844/stinghiecopy4mb.jpg)

For more info about Lt.Dragos Stinghe try this link
http://www.worldwar2.ro/arr/?article=737

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Note the JG 77 unit emblem (Wander ZirKus Ubben ) .
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Posted: November 20, 2005 08:58 am
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Dragos Stinghe with Milu near "yellow 14". Courtesy Dragos Stinghe.



(IMG:http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5540/bf109nr14galbencopy3zz.jpg)

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"yellow 14".
(IMG:http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/420/bf109g4nr14copy9ep.jpg)

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Posted: November 20, 2005 04:17 pm
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'Yellow 14' was in fact a G-2 previously flown by 9./JG 77. It crash landed SE of Mizil in January 1944 and was sent at ASAM-Pipera to be repaired.

Interestingly, the same constr. no. was also assigned to a Bf 109Ga-2 assembled at I.A.R. Brasov. Was that airplane later on assigned to the Luftwaffe? Or is it simply a typo?

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Posted: November 20, 2005 06:55 pm
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QUOTE (Cantacuzino @ Nov 20 2005, 09:03 AM)
Stinghe and "yellow 14".
(IMG:http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/420/bf109g4nr14copy9ep.jpg)

That's not Dragos Stinghe!
I belive it's Stefan Ciutac.
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Posted: November 20, 2005 10:09 pm
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That's not Dragos Stinghe!
I belive it's Stefan Ciutac.


Are you sure ? Ciutac was a small guy. Dragos Stinghe was a tall guy compare with other pilots. In this picture the pilot looks like no chance to fit in to the small cockpit of his Bf 109G. Who could be this pilot ? Agarici ?

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Posted: November 21, 2005 01:02 pm
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Not 100% it is Ciutac (it may not be him) But 100% it is not Stinghe (the forehead is dif.and Stinghe is/was blonde).
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Posted: November 21, 2005 02:44 pm
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I agree with C-2, it's not Stinghe.

There were many not well known fighter pilots in the re-formed Gr. 1 vân., he might be one of them.

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Posted: November 21, 2005 03:13 pm
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I agree with C-2, it's not Stinghe.



Ok. B)
It doesn't matter so much the pilot I.D.
But the BF-109 in the picture is "yellow 14" and helps for better I.D. ( wheels G-2 model).

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QUOTE (Cantacuzino @ Nov 21 2005, 09:13 PM)
wheels G-2 model.

Of course. Because it was a G-2!

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Posted: November 21, 2005 06:01 pm
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Very interesting pictures. I have the following questions:

- In the top picture, near the left edge of the picture, one can see the last two letters of a word (right above the red D, in "D. M. Collection"). Any idea what that word was?

- In the photo with a group of people in front of the plane, one can see what appers to be two white squares with black shadows painted on the engine cowl. Any idea what was their meaning?

- And finally, the roundel appears to be painted on a white square. Were the wing roundels painted on white squares as well?

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Posted: November 21, 2005 06:33 pm
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Valid observations, Radu. None of those details are depicted in the colour profile.

The letters you mentioned look to me like 'Ril' and are possibly part of a name, while the white cubes could possibly be dices?
Notice also that the unit slogan is actually overpainted in the photo, unlike on the artist's profile. And so on...
Finally, the very dirty look of the airplane (oil spills all over, mud, fumes, etc.) is noteworthy. A real challenge even for an experienced modeller. Perhaps another project for you? ;)

Anyhow, more research is needed to accurately depict this particular 'recycled' Gustav.

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