Aeroplane Monthly 1987-01
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Aircraft wreckage at Achmer. In addition to the upturned Ju 52 transport, the remains of an Fw 190, Bf 109 and a Junkers-W34 could be seen on the original print.
A scene which awaited many Allied airmen as one German airfield after another fell into their hands. This picture was probably taken at Achmer and shows rows of Bf 109Gs, Fw 190s and a Ju 88, all of which were disabled or completely wrecked by the Germans.
In the woods around Flensburg scenes such as this were the order of the day. Tucked away along the edge of this particular wood were scores of brand new Fw 190D-9s which had been disabled by the Germans before the arrival of British forces. This aircraft may well have served with JG 26.
Yes, we thought this was a Ju 88 Special at first glance too! In fact this is a decoy aircraft photographed on the German airfield at Goch. The Canadian airman is real.
Разбитый "Тайфун" после новогоднего налета немецких самолетов
The Luftwaffe's last fling. Operation Bodenplatte, caught many Allied aircraft on the ground as New Year's Day broke in 1945. This shot show's one completely burnt out Typhoon and another of the same unit with a damaged fin. At the time of the attack the unit was stationed at Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
A Dornier Do 18G-1 unobtrusively tucked away in a corner at Schleswig, June-August 1945. A closer look however, reveals FuG 200 Hohentwiel aerials on the leading edges of the wings. Only a very few Do 18s were equipped with this search radar towards the end of 1944 and it was the intention to form two units for anti-submarine work at night in the Baltic Sea. This is one of the survivors.
Just another He 115? The machine’s code A3+DE reveals that this He 115C once belonged to the Luftwaffe’s famous special operations squadron KG 200. The 3.Staffel is recorded as having three He 115s on strength in January 1945 and this is probably one of them. Note the blanked-off centre section of the canopy and the non-standard hole in the belly.