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Old 27th September 2011, 09:11
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Need manufacture date for Ju87B Stuka WNr5328

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Does anyone have any source for the manufacture date of Ju87B Stuka W.Nr.5328, which was shot down with Oberst Gunther Swartzkopff, Gesch Kde of StG77, piloting during May, 1940. This had a tail-centered swastica indicating a 1939 manufacture date, but I'm trying to determine if this is the W.Nr. of his a/c S2+AA, which he flew during the Polish Campaign of Sept., 1939. There is an existing photo of this a/c with codes visible, but the tail area where this W.Nr. would have been displayed is not visible in this photo. If this a/c was built prior to Sept., 1939, this is probably the same a/c in the photo and the W.Nr. of the a/c that he flew during the PC as well as later during the WC. This is for EOE Project Aircraft Profile purposes.

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Old 28th September 2011, 02:32
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Re: Need manufacture date for Ju87B Stuka WNr5328

Hi Larry,
it was manufactured in July 1939.

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Old 28th September 2011, 08:44
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Re: Need manufacture date for Ju87B Stuka WNr5328

Thanks Norbert. That makes it likely that this a/c was flown during the Polish Campaign. Do you have any evidence for that, or if it was assigned to the Stab of StG77 by Sept?

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Old 28th September 2011, 19:23
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Re: Need manufacture date for Ju87B Stuka WNr5328

Norbert,

Is there a published for info on the W.Nr. for all the Ju87Bs produced, and the month in which they were produced and turned over to the Luftwaffe? Can you educate me a little here?

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Old 29th September 2011, 16:24
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Re: Need manufacture date for Ju87B Stuka WNr5328

Hi Larry,
there is a book by Peter Smith called Junkers Ju 87 Stuka published through Crown Press ISBN# 1-86126-177-2. I do not know if there was another unit that operated this aircraft between its manufacture and beeing operated by Stab/StG 77 in May 1940. It was Built by Weser Flugzeugbau GmbH at Bremen Lemwerder.

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