referring to Kiyokazu Isomi's model of Gunther Specht's 109G5/AS brings up a question. Herr Specht was one of the people I remember from Heinz Knoke's book. I know he was listed as missing in action after the big German air raid on allied airfields on New Year's Day, 1945.
Has anyone ever found out exactly what happened to Gunther Specht??
Specht had lost an eye as a Bf 110 pilot, in combat 23.May 1940. He switched to single-seaters upon recovery, and was Knoke's Gruppenkommandeur in the II/JG 11, flying Bf 109Gs in the home defense.
As Geschwaderkommodore of the JG 11, he went missing 1.Jan. 1945 in the Maastricht area, probably due to Flak, in FW 190A-9 WNr.205033, and remains missing. The best coverage of the Bodenplatte operation remains Manrho & Pütz's book.