More from Georges Nadon’s collection

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Pilote de Spitfire - Spitfire Pilot

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Spitfire Mk XVI

When I started writing this blog in September 2011, I knew very little about 403 Squadron.

The more I wrote the more I found.

The more I found, more people found this blog, and I found a whole lot more.

This post is post No. 412 since September 2011.

I guess I will never stop writing, but I don’t mind that. I like writing about planes and things, and people I know nothing about. This is about a wonderful Website (the link is below the Spitfire Mk XVI picture) which is about planes, pilots, heroes and unsung heroes like Walter Neil Dove and his grandson Greg.

This is Greg’s grandfather who survived the war so his grandson could meet me in September 2011 for about one hour.

 

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More about the Spitfire Mk XVI

 

One hour was enough to decide to create this blog. As I like to say Greg scans like hell and I write likewise.

More never seen before pictures taken in Großenhain

These pictures are real photos taken at Großenhain.

These pictures belonged to a German engineer who had been working at De Havilland plant in Toronto after the war. His wife had these pictures and she showed them to Michael Levesque who is sharing them on this blog.

Michael met Mrs. Stein while she was playing cards with three other ladies. One day she came with these pictures!

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Ju 87 D with a Le0 45 in the background in Großenhain

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Me 109 D with a Heinkel He 45 in the background in Großenhain

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Ju 87 Stuka in Großenhain

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Me 110 nightfighter in Großenhain

All these are taken from the personal collection of Mrs. Stein via Michael Levesque. Michael told me that they were taken in Großenhain before it was later destroyed by the Allies.

 

      Dornier Do 17 He 111 He 177 Grossenhain tail gun He 177 Grossenhain Junkers 52 Ju 188

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Never seen before pictures taken in Großenhain?

Never seen before?

Most probably if this story is true, and I know it was not made up.

These pictures belonged to a German engineer who had been working at De Havilland plant in Toronto after the war. His wife had these pictures and showed them to Michael Levesque.

Michael met Mrs. Stein while she was playing cards with three other ladies.

junkers87

Ju 87 D with a Le0 45 in the background in Großenhain

me109he45a(1)

Me 109 D with a Heinkel He 45 in the background in Großenhain

stuka1a

Ju 87 Stuka in Großenhain

me110nightfighter1

Me 110 nightfighter in Großenhain

All these are taken from the personal collection of Mrs. Stein via Michael Levesque. There are more in store later.

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Another Captured German Prize – Junkers Ju 86 R-1

Another guest post from Mark

Here is another photograph from my father George White’s collection. It was likely taken in Schleswig Germany.

It is a Junkers Ju 86 R-1 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The code lettering DD+GE 5161 Rheinmetall (AirMin 82).

The wing of a second Ju 86 can be seen on the right side of the picture. This aircraft may be T5+PM 5132, a Ju 86 R-1 that was flown from Fassberg to Schleswig on August 8, 1945.

This aircraft was rather unique. It was powered by Jumo 207 diesel engines, had a pressurized cockpit and was capable of flying up to 50,000 feet.

These 2 stroke diesel engines had 6 cylinders, 12 pistons and 2 crankshafts and no combustion chambers. Combustion is achieved between the domes of 12 horizontally opposed pistons.

This is indeed a very interesting configuration for an aircraft engine.

Mark White February 2012-5

 

Cheers

Mark White – February 2014