Albatros D.III (Oef) 53.22
The cross on the fuselage is the 500mm iron cross (like on the rudder) but with its 58mm border overpainted black.
Two appearances of the plane are presented:
1) As on photo from crash. The plane had no covers on wheel spokes, no spinner (may be - it had been separated during the crash). It had been equipped with one MG.
2) Later on, when serving on the Rumanian front, it has been equipped with wheel covers and spinner. Another feature was the rear view mirror on high mounting. The fuselage cross had been washed off. The wingtips are black as required on the Rumanian front. However, not only aft corners of wingtips were black, but really complete wingtips were painted.
Those air victories were achieved flying this airplane:
Following pilots are reported to fly the plane:
Oblt. Ruppert Terk, Zgsf. Johann Hramann, Zgsf. Andreas Ezékiel, Zgsf, Wilhelm Harnig
Following units operated the plane:
Flik 31, 39, Flieger-Detachement Nikitsch
Albatros D.III (Oeffag), JaPo, pg 9
Die Albatros (Oeffag) Jagdflugzeuge, H.Weishaupt Verlag, pg 140 and 246
Cross and Cockade, 1986 - 1988