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Diary May 19, 1943

Bf 109G Jagdgeschwader 53
This Bf 109 G model example carries on its nose the Ace of Spades badge of Jagdgeschwader 53; the vertical bar on the rear fuselage indicated that the aircraft belonged to the III.Gruppe, and the white band just to the rear of the fuselage cross indicated that the unit was serving in the Mediterranean theatre.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, May 19, 1943:

Air War

Mediterranean: Me 109Gs intercept US formations bombing airfields on Sicily and Sardinia, but are driven off with loss.

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