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Old 31st October 2006, 01:08
FRANCESCO M LENTINI FRANCESCO M LENTINI is offline
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JV 44's Me262 last tranfers to Hinnsbruck-Hotting

To ours Me 262 experten:

"In battle over Bavaria" Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob recalls that he was instructed to proceed (around 30 April) to organise and supervise the necessary developments needed at the local airfield (Innsbruck) to enable operations by a number of JV 44's Me 262 expected to transfer there in the very near future;

About the Me 262 transferred to Hinnsbruck-Hotting we have some pics taken after the end of the war on the contrary of the other relocation of JV 44's Me 262 (Salzburg-Maxglam) were if I remeber well we have only two pics of white 22 damage on landing, may be because the other Me 262s one by one exploded before the surrender.

As Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob recalls. "As far I can remember, about twelve aircraft arrived, one of wich landed inadvertently on the old aereodrome"

My question is: if we can identified all Me 262s landed at Innsbruck-Hotting (and the only in the other)?

From the sources that I have:
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-White 4, wn?, 2 pics Broken Eagles Me 262.

-uncoded, wn 111712, 3 pics Broken Eagles, 1 pic Stormbird colors Me 262, 1 pic Battle over Bavaria.

-uncoded, wn 500490, 4 pics Broken Eagles, 1 pic Verluste der deutschen Luftwaffe in Osterreich....; 1 color pic Me 262 the production log 1941-1945

-White 1s, wn?, 5 pics Broken Eagles, 3 pics Stormbird colors Me 262, 3 pics Verluste der deutschen Luftwaffe in Osterreich...

-uncoded, wn 111857, 1 pic Battle over Bavaria, 2 pics Verluste der deutschen Luftwaffe in Osterreich..., 1 pic (may be) Me 262 vol II the world's first turbojet fighter.

-White 12 and White1, wn?, 1 pic Verluste der deutschen Luftwaffe in Osterreich...(on E-bay the same pic more large and the 1 looks more dark than white)

-White 8s, wn 111974, 1 pic Me 262 the production log 1941-1945

-uncoded, wn 1113(?)57(?), 1 pic Verluste der deutschen Luftwaffe in Osterreich...

-uncoded, wn 500524, 2 pics on E-bay.

other four pics of Me 262s that looks different but I have some doubt:
bild 46, bild 48, bild 57, bild 58 Verluste der deutschen Luftwaffe in Osterreich...

No pictures, but others found on me 262 the prodution log:

-wn 170061
-wn 111751
-wn 112360
-wn 113368
-wn 113369

as we can see may be that they are more than eleven.....

References:

-Broken Eagles 4: Me 262, C. Hildebrandt, 1993
-Me 262 vol. four, J.R. Smith-E.Creek, Classic Publications 2000
-Messerschmitt Me 262 The Production Log 1941-1945, Classic Publications, 2005
-Stormbird colors: Construction, Camouflage and Markings of the Me 262, B.Green-B.Evans, Eagle Editions, 2002
-Battle over Bavaria, R. Forsyth, Classic Publications, 1998
-Messerschmitt Me 262 Vol II, M.Grihel, Schiffer Military History 1992
-Verluste der deutschen Luftwaffe in Osterreich September 1943 bis Mai 1945, H.Handing-M.Handing, OFH Osterreichische Flugzeug Historiker, 2005

Thanks in advance

Francesco Maria Lentini



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Old 31st October 2006, 11:08
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Re: JV 44's Me262 last tranfers to Hinnsbruck-Hotting

You can find some picture of them in Classic Publication Book JV44 the Galland Circus

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You can find some picture of them in Classic Publication Book JV44 the Galland Circus

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And in Classic Publications' Ghost Bombers, the Moonlight War of NSG 9 - the Me 262s are in the background behind the much more important and interesting Ju 87s which also ended the war at Hötting.
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Old 31st October 2006, 14:51
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Yes of course Nick

I forgot to mention your book too .

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Re: JV 44's Me262 last tranfers to Hinnsbruck-Hotting

Dear Eric and Nick,

Thank for your fast answers,

I have forget this P.S.: I have not JV 44 the Galland Circus that is out of print (I have a gap in my library in the years 98-99-2000 and it is not easy to fill); Nick Beale' s book is ordered.

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