Wednesday, 28 January 2015

"Fourth Horseman" has arriveth...

The final addition to the 'hangar' arrived today. Always loved the look of the 190 and thought it would round off the collection nicely…

Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8 Hans Dortenmann Luftwaffe fighter ace

After pilot training Hans Dortenmann was assigned to 2./JG 54 on the Eastern Front where he gained his first victory on February 6, 1944 by ramming an La-5 fighter and belly landed. On June 10, 1944 2./JG 54 was relocated to the Western Front. On June 20, 1944 Dortenmann was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG 54 and on June 26, 1944 his "Red 1" was shot down over Paris and he bailed out. After 150 missions Dortenmann had 16 victories over the Eastern Front and 22 over the Western Front.

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