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XyZspineZyX
11-07-2003, 06:58 PM
lifted from keith1 ---> http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=4850

Name: Helmuth Lowe Plane: Bf-109G-6_Late

Description: Oblt. Helmuth L¶we. He was a reconnaissance pilot that flew Bf 110s, Me 410s, and Bf 109s on both the eastern and western fronts from 1943 to 1945. He was a minor ace (five victories, all VVS aircraft), and was one of the few Luftwaffe pilots that actually managed to fly over the Normandy beachhead on June 6 to snap photos. Helmuth served until the very last day of the war He was officially told to fly to a base in the east, but his commander issued the pilots all of their files and papers (an unusual act) and with a wink, told them to fly west. From Czechoslovakia,

Helmuth flew towards his hometown in western Germany to be with his wife and six-month-old daughter, who he had never seen. He had to dodge several P-47s and P-51s on patrol enroute, darting into cloud banks to avoid being intercepted. Circling his house, his wife looked up the in air, saw Helmuth, and placed the baby in the open window for him to see, waving joyously. Comforted by the fact that his family was safe, Helmuth then began looking for a suitable place to put his Bf 109G-8 "Yellow 14" down. A nearby American infantry group spotted the low-flying plane and opened fire.

Helmuth's rudder was hit, seriously affecting his ability to control the aircraft. Helmuth released the canopy and decided to belly-land his damaged plane in a wheat field, all the time trying to avoid the American anti-aircraft fire. He wrestled the aircraft down into the field successfully, crushing the newly-planted wheat underneath. When the plane stopped, he took all his papers out of the storage compartment and laid them out on the port wing. By then the American soldiers arrived and immediately commenced stripping everything off of Helmuth for souvenirs.

A few minutes later an officer arrived and ordered the troops to give Helmuth back his clothes and began to process him as a prisoner of war. When Helmuth told the officer that he was flying back to see his family, the officer drove Helmuth to his home and let him see his wife and daughter for twenty minutes before he was whisked off to a POW camp. Two weeks later he was released and war was officially over for him.

Historical type: Historical - Near perfect Markings: (Germany)

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XyZspineZyX
11-07-2003, 06:58 PM
lifted from keith1 ---> http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=4850

Name: Helmuth Lowe Plane: Bf-109G-6_Late

Description: Oblt. Helmuth L¶we. He was a reconnaissance pilot that flew Bf 110s, Me 410s, and Bf 109s on both the eastern and western fronts from 1943 to 1945. He was a minor ace (five victories, all VVS aircraft), and was one of the few Luftwaffe pilots that actually managed to fly over the Normandy beachhead on June 6 to snap photos. Helmuth served until the very last day of the war He was officially told to fly to a base in the east, but his commander issued the pilots all of their files and papers (an unusual act) and with a wink, told them to fly west. From Czechoslovakia,

Helmuth flew towards his hometown in western Germany to be with his wife and six-month-old daughter, who he had never seen. He had to dodge several P-47s and P-51s on patrol enroute, darting into cloud banks to avoid being intercepted. Circling his house, his wife looked up the in air, saw Helmuth, and placed the baby in the open window for him to see, waving joyously. Comforted by the fact that his family was safe, Helmuth then began looking for a suitable place to put his Bf 109G-8 "Yellow 14" down. A nearby American infantry group spotted the low-flying plane and opened fire.

Helmuth's rudder was hit, seriously affecting his ability to control the aircraft. Helmuth released the canopy and decided to belly-land his damaged plane in a wheat field, all the time trying to avoid the American anti-aircraft fire. He wrestled the aircraft down into the field successfully, crushing the newly-planted wheat underneath. When the plane stopped, he took all his papers out of the storage compartment and laid them out on the port wing. By then the American soldiers arrived and immediately commenced stripping everything off of Helmuth for souvenirs.

A few minutes later an officer arrived and ordered the troops to give Helmuth back his clothes and began to process him as a prisoner of war. When Helmuth told the officer that he was flying back to see his family, the officer drove Helmuth to his home and let him see his wife and daughter for twenty minutes before he was whisked off to a POW camp. Two weeks later he was released and war was officially over for him.

Historical type: Historical - Near perfect Markings: (Germany)

http://www.il2skins.com/skins/thumbs/4850.jpg

XyZspineZyX
11-07-2003, 07:08 PM
cool story ~S~