Thursday, September 17, 2015

Luftwaffe Ace Pips Priller and Profesor Kurt Tank

In September 1942, III.Gruppe / Jagdgeschwader 26 (JG 26) “Schlageter” received some special visitors at its base at Wevelghem, Belgium. Profesor Kurt Tank, Focke-Wulf’s chief designer, and his senior engineer Rudolf Blaser, chief designer for single-seat fighters and head of the Fw 190 program, came to asses the Gruppenstab’s operational experiences with the Fw 190 A-2. The photo shows Profesor Tank (right) with Hauptmann Josef “Pips” Priller (Gruppenkommandeur III./JG 26). Photo by Hauptmann Rolf Schödter

Source :
"Luftwaffe im Focus", Spezial No.1 - 2003

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