Lieutenant Heinrich Ehrler and his Messerschmitt BF.109 at the airfield in Petsamo

Lieutenant Heinrich Ehrler

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:

  1. Suomen Ilmavoimien Historia 16 – “Saksalaiset Koneet Suomessa 1939-1945”.

Location: Petsamo, Finland
Date: June-August 1942

In : 1942

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