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Old 13th November 2018, 04:33
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Ju 87R-4 6234

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I have this aircraft as being lost due to engine failure, but have also read it was shot down by Soviet fighters. Can anyone confirm either way?

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Old 13th November 2018, 05:51
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Re: Ju 87R-4 6234

This was Lt. Rudolf Neumann's "L1+FW" of the 12(St.)/LG 1, lost 24.April 1942 due to engine damage during a mission to Murmansk. The crew parachuted, Neumann returning (he eventually flew 550FF), his radio operator Uffz. Kurt Gräf remains missing.
Parts of this machine were recovered in 1994.

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Old 13th November 2018, 11:37
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Re: Ju 87R-4 6234

Thanks GRM.

I think 12(St.)/LG 1 was redesignated 3./St.G.5 by that time, even though the machines kept the LG codes.

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Old 13th November 2018, 11:54
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Re: Ju 87R-4 6234

Hello Dave,

from the Gen.Qu. loss documents:
27 April 1942 loss return, item 149:
24.4. I./St.G. 5 Feindflug, Auftrag: Murmansk, Ursache: Motorschaden, Ju 87 R-4 6324 L1+FW 100%.
F Lt Neumann, Rudolf vermisst
Bf Uffz Graef, Kurt vermisst.
Handwritten: Verlustkategorie/loss category 20 (= Totalverlust ohne Feindeinwirkung mit Feindauftrag/destroyed without enemy action on operational flight).

10 May 1942 correction: Lt Neumann unverletzt zurück.

7 June 1942 addition: Ändere Werk-Nr. 6324 in 6234.

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Old 13th November 2018, 12:16
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Re: Ju 87R-4 6234

Hi Leo

Excellent, many thanks for the extra information, that clarifies the cause of the loss.

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Ju 87 R-4 W.Nr. 6234 will fly again

It may already be known to many of you, but this week the partially restored Ju 87 R-4, W.Nr. 6234, was shown to the public by the Flying Heritage museum. It is supposed to fly again within a couple of years:

https://flyingheritage.org/Explore/T...R-4-Stuka.aspx

As far as I know, the exact location where it was found in Russia is still unknown.

Will be great to see a Stuka flying again.

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Old 13th November 2018, 12:45
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Re: Ju 87 R-4 W.Nr. 6234 will fly again

Oh, just realized that there was already a recent post about w.Nr.6234... So mine can either be merged or deleted by the admin. Thanks.
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