Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 Alta, Finnmark

5./II./JG 5 WNr.7470 Black 8 Fw.August Schneider (wounded) 05.10 1943

took off from Altagaard airfield to intercept a photo recce-Spitfire looking for Tirpitz in Kaafjord. The aircraft turned over when he had to make a forced landing when his engine suddently stopped. Fw. Schneider survived the war.

A mechanic sitting on the fuselage, obviously not happy with the result. The aircraft was a 90% loss.
©hannu valtonen