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    Bf 109E-4, Serial 12+- (W.Nr 3724) of 5/JG26

    Shot down at 9.50 am Friday 25th October 1940 Eichstadt was flying escort cover when attacked from above, over Hawkhurst, by P/O J.B. (?Durex) Kendal of 66S (83268) 66 Squadron who was himself later KIA 25th 1942 ).
    Black 12+-, broke up in the air & Eichstadt’s parachute failed to open falling on to a barn at Shovers Green, neat Wadhurst in Sussex.
    (Cannock Chase Cemetery records via Graeme Clarke).

    Does anyone know what kind of camouflage/markings Eichstaedt's Bf109 would have had please ?

    Dave

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    I did this research in 2006. think it was 2nd hand info.(maybe from Battle of Britain then & Now -a magazine no longer produced) from the German War Graves commision via the gentleman you cited.
    Anyhow it read,
    Oberlt (Flying Officer) Kurt EICHSTÄDT was born on 9 May 1914 (German War Graves) record of his headstone in Cannock Chase, Block 1, Grave No.103
    That made him 26, the poor young man.
    Dave

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