Sunday, 30 November 2014

Heinkel He 72

Heinkel He 72 A Kadett, D-EBIZ, Werknummer 761, of the NSFK. Aircraft is fitted with an Argus As 8 R engine. Exact date and location unknown.

The pilot in the rear cockpit appears to be Martin Mossdorf, later Gruppenkommandeur of I./StG 3 (from June to November 1942). Mossdorf was a recipient of the Deutsches Kreuz [German Cross] in gold as well as the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes [Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross], among other awards. He survived the war in captivity. (Fischer collection)

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