Friday, 26 February 2016

Allied planes captured and used by the Luftwaffe


Hawker Typhoon

Hurricane



Hurricane
Captured Spitfire V at Kolberg Flying School
Supermarine  Spitfire could be ex MK 698 given call-sign T9+EK or ex MB 945 given call sign T9+BB
Another Spiti
Lockheed P38 -G given call-sign T9+XB this call-sign was also given to a De Havaland Mosquito 1V -B
Lockheed P38 -L 44-23725 given call-sign T9+MK

Hawker Typhoon 1a…ex SA-1 486 ( NZ ) Sqd given call-sign T9+GK



Captured Lancaster
On the morning of 16 aug 1942, a Stirling of 7 squadron Serial N3705 & coded MG-F went on a mission to mine German coastal waters. It would appear that the aircrafts engines started to run rough soon after the mine laying had been accomplished. Rather then risk a lengthy sea crossing, its pilot Sgt S.C. Orrel, decided to land his aircraft in Holland. At 06:58 the crew took up thier crash stations and the pilot put the aircraft down close to the castle at Loevestein near the small town of Gorkum. Locally based German troops captured the crew and the luftwaffe were quickly advised that a practically undamaged Stirling was available for their inspection.
Lancaster
Lancaster
Lancaster
P47 D2-42-22490 The pilot confused a French airfield with one in southern England and landed at Caen in Nov 1943. The aircraft was captured and flown to Rechlin after receiving a thorough overhaul it was given the code T9+FK and used by KG 200 unit ( Wanderzirkus Rosarius )


P-47
Luftwaffe Piper Cub
T9+CK parked on a German airbase. The Olive Drab and Yellow paint scheme is evident in this shot
The presence of a Mustang bearing German crosses and swastikas seems to intrigue some of the men on this photograph
T9+CK, a P-51B which was restored to flying status by the Germans and evaluated at Rechlin
The Germans captured several dozen of Armée de l’Air Curtiss H-75 Hawks during the French campaign in the summer of 1940. Many of those were subsequently donated (or sold) to Finland, later joined by Norwegian examples up to a total of 44
Short Stirling 
Vickers WELLINGTON Mk IC






Captured American Bombers



B-24 Liberator
B-26B Marauder 41-17790
Captured B-17s

B17f-42-30336 landed in a field at Norholm Estate near Varde Denmark on 9.10.1943 after developing engine trouble, the crew baled out and the pilot landed the plane.  1
The first Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber operated by German forces, in KG 200 markings. This B-17F-27-BO (41-24585; PU-B) was crash-landed near Melun, France by a crew from the 303d Bombardment Group on December 12, 1942 and repaired by Luftwaffe ground staff
B17f-42-30336 landed in a field at Norholm Estate near Varde Denmark on 9.10.1943 after developing engine trouble, the crew baled out and the pilot landed the plane. The Germans captured the plane and later test pilot Hans-Werner Lerche flew the plane out of the field to Esbjerg Airfield. It was then flown on to Rechlin for evaluation, it was given the code 7+8 and is known to have been flown until Dec 1944.


B-17F-85-BO “Flak Dancer” (42-30048) from 544BS 384BG