The German pilot Hans Philip and Messerschmitt 109 fighter

Hans Philip

Color photo of the Second World War: Commander I/JG-54 (1st group of the 54th Fighter Squadron), Hauptmann Hans Philipp with a fox in his arms against the backdrop of his Messerschmitt Bf-109F-4.
In 500 sorties, Hans Philip, nicknamed “Phipps”, scored 206 air victories, 178 of which on the Eastern Front and 29 against the Western allies. Philip was killed on October 8, 1943, his plane was shot down by an American P-47 fighter (pilot Robert S. Johnson).

 

 

Location: USSR
Date: May-June 1942

In : 1942

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