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'''Werk Nr 6073''' was a [[:Category:Junkers Ju 88|Junkers Ju 88A-5]].
 
'''Werk Nr 6073''' was a [[:Category:Junkers Ju 88|Junkers Ju 88A-5]].
   
==History==
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Assigned to KuFlGr.106, 6073 was coded M2+MK. On 26 November 1941, the aircraft landed at RAF Chivenor, following an anti shipping patrol over the Irish Sea,<ref name="WAIF F162 S05">{{WAIF}} File 162 Sheet 5 (Junkers Ju 88: Briefing)</ref> during which the crew became disorientated. 6073 was flown to Duxford on 11 December 1941,<ref name="Wikimedia HM509 A"/> escorted by a Lockheed Hudson, to become part of [[No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight]], where it received RAF insignia and the serial HM509.{{#tag:ref|During it's RAF service, HM509 was repainted in Luftwaffe markings for it's appearance in the motion picture [http://wings-on-film.wikia.com/wiki/In_Which_We_Serve In Which We Serve]<ref name="WAIF F162 S05"/>|group="N"}}
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Assigned to KuFlGr.106, 6073 was coded '''M2+MK'''. On 26 November 1941, the aircraft landed at RAF Chivenor, following an anti shipping patrol over the Irish Sea,<ref name="WAIF F162 S05">{{WAIF}} File 162 Sheet 5 (Junkers Ju 88: Briefing)</ref> during which the crew became disorientated. Subsequently flown to Duxford on 11 December 1941,<ref name="Wikimedia HM509 A"/> escorted by a Lockheed Hudson, 6073 became part of [[No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight]], where it received RAF insignia and the serial '''HM509'''.{{#tag:ref|During it's RAF service, HM509 was repainted in Luftwaffe markings for it's appearance in the motion picture [http://wings-on-film.wikia.com/wiki/In_Which_We_Serve In Which We Serve]<ref name="WAIF F162 S05"/>|group="N"}}
   
 
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,<ref name="Wikipedia 1426 Flt">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._1426_Flight_RAF Wikipedia]</ref> before being struck off charge on 26 July 1944.<ref name="Wikimedia HM509 A"/>.
 
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,<ref name="Wikipedia 1426 Flt">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._1426_Flight_RAF Wikipedia]</ref> before being struck off charge on 26 July 1944.<ref name="Wikimedia HM509 A"/>.
   
 
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Revision as of 10:53, 6 October 2014

Captured Junkers Ju 88 A-5, RAF serial HM509, of No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight[1]

Werk Nr 6073 was a Junkers Ju 88A-5.

History

Assigned to KuFlGr.106, 6073 was coded M2+MK. On 26 November 1941, the aircraft landed at RAF Chivenor, 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 the serial HM509.[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].

Notes

  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]

Sources

  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