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Old 12th April 2016, 10:57
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Re: eBAy: Captured german planes

As David stated, the war was over, the need to collect every scrap of information had gone as they saw it. This is very evident in the various types of captured aircraft reports one sees. In the earlier stages of the war, full details were recorded, however, with the end of the war, often all that was recorded of finds on airfields were the numbers of a type, i.e. 25 x Bf 109. They weren't working with our later needs in mind!
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Old 12th April 2016, 11:07
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As David stated, the war was over, the need to collect every scrap of information had gone as they saw it. This is very evident in the various types of captured aircraft reports one sees. In the earlier stages of the war, full details were recorded, however, with the end of the war, often all that was recorded of finds on airfields were the numbers of a type, i.e. 25 x Bf 109. They weren't working with our later needs in mind!
Indeed. When I started out on research, I found a note in the files of an RAF Disarmament Wing saying that it was quickly decided that Bf 109s and Fw 190s were of no interest. On the other hand, Werk Nummern of Ju 52s were recorded because everyone wanted some of these useful transport aircraft and they had to be shared out.
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Old 12th April 2016, 11:54
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I have full sympathy for those trying to gather information. While it is understandable that yesterdays technology was less interesting, the Me 262 sort of represented tomorrows technology and should more or less automatically have been much more interesting.

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Old 12th April 2016, 14:39
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Hi,
Some years ago, a fomrer American mechanic kindly sent me the copy of one of his photos he took in April 1945 in the airdrome of Kassel (Germany) It seems Air base "R-12".
Who could relates me more about this Bf 109 ?
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Hi there Phil,

This is Erla built Bf 109 G-14 W.Nr. 46. ... "Gelbe 12", 3./NAGr ?, Kassel-Rothwesten, May 1945. This machine stems with high probability from a yet to be identified NAGr. unit, as indicated by the small white triangle on the top of its tail. You will find here seven other pics of this machine.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2809206...57631640854399

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Old 15th April 2016, 09:20
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Thank you very much indeed Marc ! Very interesting !
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