The pilot of the fourth group of the squadron JG5 (4./JG5), Lieutenant Heinrich Ehrler (1917-1945) at the airfield in Petsamo. In the background, the Heinrich Ehrler fighter – Messerschmitt BF.109F-4 “White 9”.
During the war, Heinrich Ehrler’s score amounted to 208 victories. He died on April 6, 1945 (according to some data – on April 4) on a Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter in a battle against the American P-51 Mustang, which were covering B-17 bombers.
Source of photo information:
- Suomen Ilmavoimien Historia 16 – “Saksalaiset Koneet Suomessa 1939-1945”.
Location: Petsamo, Finland
Date: June-August 1942