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Assigned to KuFlGr.106, 6073 was coded M2+MK. On 26 November 1941, the aircraft inadvertently landed at RAF Chivenor, following an anti shipping patrol over the Irish Sea,[2] after the crew became disorientated. 6073 was flown to Duxford on 11 December 1941,[1] escorted by a Lockheed Hudson, to become part of No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight, where it received RAF insignia and the serial HM509.[N 1]

HM509 was damaged by a ground loop on landing on 19 May 1944 and, despite the damage being repairable, the aircraft was cannibalised for spare parts,[3] before being struck off charge on 26 July 1944.[1].

NotesEdit

  1. During it's RAF service, HM509 was repainted in Luftwaffe markings for it's movie appearance.[2]

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wikimedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 World Aircraft Information Files Aviation Partwork. Midsummer Books Ltd. File 162 Sheet 5 (Junkers Ju 88: Briefing)
  3. Wikipedia

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