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Here is one of the aircraft flown by Major Hermann Graf while in command of JGr. 50, his Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R2. The unit was set up as a specialist high-altitude interceptor group to counter the RAF Mosquito but was also tasked with intercepting American bomber formations. The markings of this aircraft include Graf’s personal red tulip marking on the nose and the white vertical fin of a formation leader. His scoreboard is seen on the rudder. Graf survived the war with 212 victories.