FASSBERG, GERMANY. C.1945-05. A GROUP OF CAPTURED MESSERSCHMITT ME262 AIRCRAFT UNDER ARMED GUARD ...

Unit German Air Force
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Accession Number P01605.009
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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FASSBERG, GERMANY. C.1945-05. A GROUP OF CAPTURED MESSERSCHMITT ME262 AIRCRAFT UNDER ARMED GUARD AT FASSBERG, A FORMER LUFTWAFFE AIRFIELD. THE AIRCRAFT AT LEFT IS `BLACK X' OF KG 51, WN. 500200. THIS ME262 WAS FLOWN FROM ZATEC IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA BY LIEUTENANT FROELICH AND SURRENDERED TO BRITISH FORCES. IT IS NOW IN THE COLLECTION OF THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL. THE MIDDLE AIRCRAFT IS `WHITE 5', A ME262 A-1 OF FIGHTER WING JG7, WN111690. (DONOR G. BURKE)