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Mission: Bomber escort.

Date: 23
rd June 1942

Time: 20.20 hours.

Unit: Stab III./Jagdgeschwader 2

Type: Focke Wulf Fw 190A-3

Werk Nr.5313

Coded: < +

Location: Pembrey aerodrome, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Pilot: Oberleutnant. Arnim Faber Age.25 – Captured POW.


Took off with several other aircraft to attack twelve Spitfires over Morlaix and Lannion, France which were escorting a bomber force. Pursuing the attacking force back across the Channel having become engaged in a dog-fight over the channel in which he shot down two Spitfires, this pilot became totally lost and with fuel running low, having broken his back in a previous flying accident, spotted an aerodrome and made a wheels down landing before taxiing over to the Watch Office and surrendering to the duty pilot. Prior to his last flight the pilot had claimed four victories. The pilot was the Adjutant of III/JG 2.

Markings: 4" white band edged with black around the fuselage, just in front of the tail unit. Crest; a black cock's head, with a yellow beak with a red comb and wattle.

1 Oberleutnant-Armin-Faber
Artist’s impression of Arnim Faber (Net)

Faber’s Fw 190 pictured shortly after landing.

3 Captured Focke Wulf Fw 190A-3, MP499, taxying at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough
Now repainted in R.A.F. colours Wnr. 5313 became MP499 of the “RAFWAFFE” Enemy Aircraft Flight.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, August 2013.