Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The pilot of a Messerschmitt Bf 109E and his dog mascot admire unit badge used by I Gruppe of JG 51. The legend "Gott Strafe England" translates as "God Punish England." The weeping crow with umbrella pokes fun at British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Mascots
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 (Fighter plane)
  • Military Aircraft
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1940

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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