F8+BX, flown by 13./KG40, Lorient airfield, France, Summer 1943
References / profiles:
Junkers Ju 88 Vol. III
Krzysztof Janowicz, Kagero
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.