Heinkel He 111H-6 (A1+HT) (WNr 4566) of 9./KG 53 at Gostkino, Leningrad Oblast, late 1942. Kampfgeschwader 53 supported 'Fall Blau' and the German Sixth Army at the Battle of Stalingrad, and took part in the desperate resupply operation after the Russian counteroffensive had encircled the Sixth Army. Attacks were also carried out in northern Russia, against Leningrad. (Colorised by Scott Spencer)
Bf.109G-6, Unit: 101/1 szazad "Puma" FG of pilot - 2nd Lt. Pal Iranyi. Hungary, May 1944. Iranyi was one of the 'old hands' in Royal Hungarian Air Force, serving in the fighter arm since 1939, flying his first missions over Russia during 1941 with Utalian Fiat CR.42s and Reggiane Re.2000. Also one of the first pilots trained on Messerschmitt 109s. He often led other junior pilots against the hordes of American heavy bombers during the bitter days of Hungary's defense. He survived the war.