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Old 22nd January 2017, 19:30
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Paris, night of 26–27 August 1944

In a 1985 Air Fan article, Alain Marchand wrote that during the German bombing that night the remains of an aircraft were recovered from the forecourt of the Gare des Gobelins railway station: 'without doubt a Ju 188 which KG 6 posted that day as "missing in the West".'

Does anyone know anything more about this machine, which is not mentioned in other accounts I've read of the liberation of Paris? It's the kind of thing you'd think a reporter or somebody would have photographed.
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Re: Paris, night of 26–27 August 1944

From what I can see, only III./KG 6 lost a Ju 188 that night but it crashed in Belgium
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Re: Paris, night of 26–27 August 1944

Cheers Chris. You'd think a wrecked plane in newly-liberated Paris would have drawn a big crowd next morning.
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Re: Paris, night of 26–27 August 1944

Possible urban myth?
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Re: Paris, night of 26–27 August 1944

Hello ,

Do you mean Ju-188 3E+AA involved in a midair collision ?

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Re: Paris, night of 26–27 August 1944

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Possible urban myth?
I think they called them rumours in those days! But yes, that does seem likely.
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