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Old 29th November 2021, 18:15
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Re: 325th FG vs Ju-52

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Good point Nick

But still close enough to get shot down.
What did he do that an ordinary crew could not accomplish?
Was it usual or unusual to have such an individual within a combat unit?

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By January 1944 there were few places in German-held Western Europe that Allied aircraft could not reach and certainly none in Italy.

As Brian said, this was a Prüfflug, so taking the Prüfmeister along makes sense — He'd probably have to sign off the aircraft as serviceable.
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Re: 325th FG vs Ju-52

Lots about the task of a Prüfmeister here: https://www.forum-der-wehrmacht.de/i...der-luftwaffe/

In German.

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Re: 325th FG vs Ju-52

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By January 1944 there were few places in German-held Western Europe that Allied aircraft could not reach and certainly none in Italy.

As Brian said, this was a Prüfflug, so taking the Prüfmeister along makes sense — He'd probably have to sign off the aircraft as serviceable.
Quite right Nick

I basically tried to avoid a lengthy discussion of what a front line ment in 1944.
The main point I am trying to make is why a Prüfmeister was needed in a front line unit! I can see a certain merit to have one as an intermediate between a manufacturer and the client (Luftwaffe or others)
Not even in peacetime, in Sweden, did we find a need for such an individual.
The proofing flights (at least post war) were made by regular crews, quite capable of checking the things needed to be checked and state if the aircraft was serviceable or not.

Sorry Leendert but your site does not answer the pertinent question.
Was this individual a "one off" or were the Prüfmeisters found everywhere?

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Re: 325th FG vs Ju-52

"His" Do-217 is very mysterious...an identification error?..but with what?,there are not many two-tailed planes.

I am looking for the italian ANR..but very little information
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