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The aircraft landed in the UK, following an anti shipping patrol over the Irish Sea,[2] during which the crew became disorientated. Subsequently flown to Duxford on 11 December 1941,[1] escorted by a Lockheed Hudson, 6073 became part of No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight, where it received RAF insignia and serial.[N 1]

HM509 was damaged by a ground loop on landing on 19 May 1944 and, despite the damage being repairable, the aircraft was cannibalised for spare parts,[3] before being struck off charge on 26 July 1944.[1].


  1. During it's RAF service, HM509 was repainted in Luftwaffe markings for it's appearance in the motion picture In Which We Serve[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wikimedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 World Aircraft Information Files Aviation Partwork. Midsummer Books Ltd. File 162 Sheet 5 (Junkers Ju 88: Briefing)
  3. Wikipedia