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My name is Simon Schatz and I'm from Vienna / Austria. I'm a hobby aviation illustrator and historian. In 'normal' life I'm a technical employee in an architect's office. In 2002 my first aircraft profile, a Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-8, was published in an aviation book. Since then many more of my color profiles were published around the globe. Here I want to show you a small selection of these color profiles. Hope you enjoy the visit. I would appreciate getting comments and critiques regarding my artwork. Please use the comments buttons below the posts, or just write me an email: simon_der_flieger (at) yahoo (dot) de

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August 15, 2011

Junkers Ju 88 C-6 flown by 13./KG40, France, Summer 1943

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Markings:

F8+BX, flown by 13./KG40, Lorient airfield, France, Summer 1943

References / profiles:

Junkers Ju 88 Vol. III
Krzysztof Janowicz, Kagero

Additional informations:

In Summer of 1942 the losses of allied Ships in the Atlantic caused by German U-Boats were tremendous. Every month more and more ships were sent to the bottom. For their raids the U-Boats had to pass the Bay of Biscay, but this area was patrolled by allied aircraft. Because of this increasing threat on July 1st the Stab V./KG 40 was formed. This Geschwader, equipped with Junkers Ju 88 C planes, should "solve" the problem.
The aircraft represented here was stationed at Lorient airfield in summer of 1943. No other details are known.
The plane was camouflaged in RLM 70/71/65 with RLM 76 mottles.

Base drawing made by Maciej Noszczak. Thank you for the kind permission to use your drawing.

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