Messerschmitt Bf 109 K-4, Yellow 5, Ainring Airfield and Salzburg-Maxglan, May 1945
References / profiles:
Captured Eagles Vol. I, Roger Gaemperle, Vintage Eagle Publishing
"Yellow 5" was captured in May 1945 at Ainring Airfield in South Germany. Later the plane got U.S. markings and was transfered to Salzburg-Maxglan. There the plane ended on a scrapyard.
The plane was camouflaged in RLM 75/83/76. The spinner was overall black or maybe RLM 70. The plane had typical Luftflotte 4 markings as the yellow band around the engine cowling and the yellow rudder. Interesting is the fact that the "Yellow 5" was just painted on the port side of the fuselage. Below the horizontal tail "mdj 24.4.45" was painted on with white paint. This was the manufacture code for FMW Flugzeug- und Metallbauwerke Wels, were the plane was repaired.
Captured Eagles Volume I
Censored versions of the profiles with German markings were published in the book: