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Old 25th March 2007, 17:58
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Junkers 88 Identification plate

A (US) veteran and I, are searching for more information about a Junkers 88 Luftwaffe plane. Another veteran brought an identification plate back to the states after the Junkers 88 was shot down.
We are now looking what information this plate contains.

I don't have a picture of the plate yet.

This is on the identification plate:
JU 88
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Eletrik Vorchgeben

bbl

PL 20727 845
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ACHTUNG

VG 2

What says this plate about the plane?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 25th March 2007, 20:09
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Re: Junkers 88 Identification plate

Dear RLS,

Unfortunately, this is a tag from an auxilliary component. There is probably no practical way to link this to a specific sub-type, much less an individual a/c. If the approximate date and location of a crash were known, there is a fair chance the a/c could be identified.

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Old 25th March 2007, 20:22
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Re: Junkers 88 Identification plate

Hello RLS,

This probably came from a "Elektrischer Vorratsgeber" which was attached to one of the fuel tanks and gave the electrical signal for the fuel gauge in the cockpit.

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Old 25th March 2007, 22:04
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Re: Junkers 88 Identification plate

Hello,

Thank you, both, very much for the reply.
I will request/research the date and location of the crash. I will reply this as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

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Old 25th March 2007, 22:25
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Re: Junkers 88 Identification plate

Hi,

I.m pretty sure that the 'bbl' is a manufacturer code as I have seen it on electrical items from a Heinkel. I suspect that this one was used 1942 on.

As I don't have a manufacturer code ID list anymore maybe someone else could help further?

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Old 26th March 2007, 00:19
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Re: Junkers 88 Identification plate

"bbl" is the coding for: Bülow, Franz, Fabrik von Werkzeugen, Leipzig-Lindenau (W33), Demmeringerstr. 173-175.
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Old 26th March 2007, 10:00
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Re: Junkers 88 Identification plate

Hello,

Thank you again for the information. Very interesting.
I have a short story the veteran told me about the plane(s) .
He don't know exactly which plane it was.

Quote:
On 8 April 1945 a plane such as this was shot down near Langensalza, Germany.
On13 April 1945 near Zeitz Germany a Junkers 88 bomber carrying a piggyback plane attempted to slip through the defenses of the entire Battalion of the 778th the entire 64- 1/2 Tracks shot down this JU 88 killing the pilot and all the occupants.
From 13-19 April the 778th AAA AW (Sp) Bn shot down 15 category one's, the following date the 778th engaged 15 of 21 German Planes scoring 5 categories 1 and 3 category 2's.
What means this code on the plate?

PL 20727 845
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VG 2


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Old 28th March 2007, 17:18
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Re: Junkers 88 Identification plate

Nobody?
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Old 28th March 2007, 17:29
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Re: Junkers 88 Identification plate

Hello RLS _ SLR ;

Just a shot in the dark.
Could this be instrument plate (i.e. FL 20727 845 ?)

Examples of FL codes are found on this website below:

http://www.histavia21.net/Lw-Codes-020.htm

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Old 30th March 2007, 12:42
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Re: Junkers 88 Identification plate

Hello Ed,

It could be.
I really have no idea.
But the code I wrote down, starts with PL, not with FL. But it could be that the veteran read it wrong, and say a P instead of an F.

Sincerely, and thanks for the reply,

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