1/48 Eduard Bf 109E-3, Oblt. Hans Schmoller-Haldy, 3. J/88, Spain, 1938

1/48 Eduard Bf 109E-3, Oblt. Hans Schmoller-Haldy, 3. J/88, Spain, 1938
Hans Schmoller-Haldy was sent to Spain just at the end of the war, so it is no surprise he did not score any victory there. His Messerschmitt sported a personal emblem – the overflowing beer glass with the letters ‘CP’ on it. They stand for Cardinal Puff and refer to the famous beer drinking game originating in the USA during prohibition. It seems likely Schmoller-Haldy was a great fan of both beer and the game…

During the Second World War, he served with JG 54 and recorded 14 aerial victories. Later, he served as a member of Galland´s fighter command staff. After the war, Schmoller-Haldy entered service with the post war Bundesluftwaffe with the rank of Brigadier General.

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