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Löwengeschwader KG26 - Lion Squadron

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This picture was taken in late 1939 or early 1940. Kampfgeschwader 26, known as Löwengeschwader (Lion Squadron), whose motto was "Vestigium Leonis" (Lat.: In the sign of the Lion) was based originally at Lübeck-Blankensee, and later near Oldenburg. Shown is a bomber crew. In the middle is Unteroffizier Walter Neusüß with his comrades taking a refreshing tea before or after a raid. The picture was taken at the time of the early raids on Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow, in which the training ship "Iron Duke" was damaged. The picture originates from the periodical "Die Wehrmacht", and was written and photographed by Bernd Lohse of the RLM (Reichs Luftfahrtministerium).


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