Monday, May 9, 2016
Lost and Found Heraldry
There's a fascinating blog post about the discovery and excavation in Kubán, Russia of a Messerschmitt 109 from WWII. The pilot has been identified as Lieutenant Adolf von Gordon, who failed to return from a mission on April 20, 1943. Found with his remains in the fighter plane was a signet ring with his family's coat of arms engraved into it.
The post also includes a color painting of the arms.
The men who excavated the Me-109G-4 are looking for relatives of the pilot in order to return the ring to the family.
You can see the whole post (in Russian) and look at all of the pictures of the discovery and excavation of the Me-109 on-line at http://kubplazdarm.tuapse.ru/aviatsiya-vov/item/213-messershmit-109-adolfa-fon-gordona.html