American Focke-Wulf Fw 190

American "Focke-Wulf" Fw 190

Americans captured German fighter Focke-Wulf 190A-8 at the airport of Saint-Trond in Belgium. January 1945.

January 1, 1945 Base 404 Fighter Group Squadron 508 at the airport of Saint-Trond was attacked in Operation Bodenplatte to destroy Allied aircraft on the ground.

Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-8 fighter of Luftwaffe Gefreiter Walter Wagner, 5. II/JG4 was slightly damaged by anti-aircraft artillery allies and was forced to land at the airport of Saint-Trond. In fact Gefreiter Walter Wagner made a mistake in the choice of targets and attacked Saint-Trond, thinking it LeCulot. Wagner Group suffered heavy losses in the day – 17 pilots were killed, disappeared or were injured, six were captured.

Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-8 fighter 0f Gefreiter Walter Wagner has been restored and to distinguish it from the German aircraft was completely painted in bright red-orange color. Also it had suffered a false code 1.1.45 (capture date) and the designation OO(star)L.

The new colors of the Focke-Wulf Fw-190 did not fly and was left at the airport of Saint-Trond after the departure of 404 Fighter Group.



Time taken: January 1945

In : 1945

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