Bf 109G-6 EARLY – Camo E
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W.Nr. 18107, Uffz. Georg Amon, 7./JG 53, Torazzo Air Field, Sicily, June, 1943
This aircraft was manufactured in April or the beginning of May, 1943 by Messerschmitt at Regensburg. The camouflage consists of RLM74, 75 and 76 on the upper surfaces, oversprayed with RLM02. The extremities of the Pik-As Mann floating in a boat were painted in unconfirmed colours. Blue comes out of the nickname by which Amon was known by, ‘der Seeman’, or the Sailor, and that appropriately, he wore blue.
This aircraft was destroyed on July 3, 1943 when it was shot down while being flown by Uffz. Walter Reinicke.
Over his career, Georg Amon gained eleven confirmed victories. As a twenty-two-year-old, he joined 7./JG 53 in September, 1942 in Africa, and soon was responsible for two and four ship flights. His first victory came April 18, 1943 over Tunisia while escorting Junkers Ju 52 transports. Some sources claim that his opponent was F/Lt. Mieczysalw Wyszowski of ‘C’ Flight, No.145 Sq. RAF (Skalski’s Circus). This claim, however, is erroneous. The Polish pilot was shot down at a different time and different place. Amon further shot down two Liberators, two Lightnings, a B-17 and one Marauder by the end of 1943 over Sicily and Italy. The first half of 1944 saw him serving as an instructor with Jagdgruppe Sud in southern France and here he managed to shoot down a B-17. According to one piece of archival documentation, this was his eighth kill. In the summer of 1944, Georg Amon returned to III./JG 53, that by then was taking part within the Defence of the Reich. He joined its 9.Staffel and over August and September he managed to down one Flying Fortress and a Liberator. In mid-September, III./JG 53 gained a fourth Staffel, designated 12./JG 53 and one of the veterans that it was formed around was Georg Amon. His last victory came in March, 1945. Again, it was allegedly a four engined bomber. The military career of Georg Anon ended in a dramatic way, but also with incredible luck on April 2, 1945 south of Wurzburg. During an attack on a column of the American 12th Armoured Division, he was hit by anti-aircraft fire and his ‘109 burst into flame. In what can only be described as a miracle, he was able to successfully take to his chute at low altitude. Despite being injured, he was alive and was taken prisoner. his nickname of ‘Sailor’ he used to the end of the war and was reportedly also his radio call sign.