American P-47 fighter captured by the Nazis and found by the allies at a German airfield

P-47 fighter

The P-47D-2 fighter (serial number 42-8370) from the 355th Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force of the US Air Force was lost in the Cana area on November 8, 1943.
This is the first P-47 captured by the Nazis. The fighter entered the German test squad, known as the “Wanderzirkus Rosarius”, named after the commander Theodore Rosarius. Allied captured aircraft were tested in this unit.



Location: Germany
Date: 1945
Photo by Rieder

In : 1945

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