1/48 Eduard, Bf 109G-2 trop, Flown by Oblt. Werner Schroer, CO of 8./JG 27, Rhodes, early November, 1942
Werner Schroer achieved 61 kills in the skies over Africa., the first of which was a Hurricane downed on April 19, 1941 over Tobruk, Libya. Later, Schroer served as a Gruppenadjutant of I./JG 27. He assumed command of 8th Staffel JG 27 and in April, 1943, assumed command of the entire II./JG 27. He ended the war as Geschwaderkommodore of JG 3 with 114 kill to his credit (including 26 four-engined bombers). He was awarded the Knight´s Cross on October 21, 1942 and on April 19, 1945 he became the recipient of the Swords as well. The typical desert camouflage scheme of RLM 79 and RLM 78 is topped off with irregular splotches of green, probably in RLM 70. The aircraft is depicted from early November, 1942, going by the sixty kill marks on the rudder.