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Defecting Junkers in WW2

Posted: 04 Jul 2020, 09:40
by CarlL

Re: Defecting Junkers in WW2

Posted: 04 Jul 2020, 10:59
by Phil_Gray_260
Fascinating read Carl

Thanks for highlighting this.

Phil.

Re: Defecting Junkers in WW2

Posted: 05 Jul 2020, 18:39
by David Reasoner
Another Ju.88 defector is currently on display in the USAF Museum at Dayton, Ohio. This one a Ju.88D-1/Trop flown to Cyprus by a defecting Romanian pilot, and later supplied to the USAAF by the RAF for testing and evaluation.

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit ... 88d-1trop/

David

Re: Defecting Junkers in WW2

Posted: 05 Jul 2020, 19:03
by CarlL
Nice one David,
CarlL

Re: Defecting Junkers in WW2

Posted: 06 Jul 2020, 05:50
by Fire-at-Will
A couple of interesting finds, thanks

Re: Defecting Junkers in WW2

Posted: 06 Jul 2020, 18:19
by David Reasoner
It's good to see the USAF Museum's Ju.88 finally displayed indoors and in the correct paint and markings. During my childhood visits to the museum during the 1960's and 70's it was displayed outdoors on a former taxiway adjacent to the museum, along with several other aircraft including a former Spanish AF He.111 (CASA 2.111 D). At that time the Ju.88 was painted in fictitious Luftwaffe markings.

David

Re: Defecting Junkers in WW2

Posted: 06 Jul 2020, 19:03
by hammurabi70
CarlL wrote: 05 Jul 2020, 19:03 Nice one David,
CarlL
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