Air War: Ost Front

Solving the Mystery of a Crashed Messerschmitt Bf 109: The Story of two Opposing Pilots

Solving the Mystery of a Crashed Messerschmitt Bf 109: The Story of two Opposing Pilots By Sergey Katkov and Sergey Sadovnikov (Original published in Journal “Military Archeology” # 2 (23) 2013: What is revealed by the Werk-Number of a Messerschmitt-109) (copyright by Sergey Katkov) Translated by Michael Barrentine     PROLOGUE: For many years we […]

Air War: Ost Front

The Air War Above Rzhev – Zubtsov: 1st Soviet Rzhev – Sychevka Offensive 30 July – 30 September 1942

Air Combat Diary Above the sector Rzhev – Zubtsov: 1st Soviet Rzhev – Sychevka Offensive 30 July – 30 September 1942 By Kirill Chekmarev and Michael Barrentine (8 July 2019) Introduction: I started off this project in search of one pilot from II./JG 54, Hans Beisswenger. While taking notes from different days the information accumulated […]