World War Two aircraft treasure trove

A fascinating article from the January 1993 issue of FlyPast  detailing an airfield in the US that was used to house a large number of World War Two enemy aircraft

This feature kicks off a new Key.Aero series where we delve into the FlyPast archive to revisit stand-out articles from more than 40 years of the magazine.

Me 262B-1a/U1 FE-610 (w/nr 110306) was a Watson’s Whizzers aircraft, given the ‘fleet’ number ‘999’ and the name Ole Fruit Cake. All photos via Author
Me 262B-1a/U1 FE-610 (w/nr 110306) was a Watson’s Whizzers aircraft, given the ‘fleet’ number ‘999’ and the name Ole Fruit Cake. All photos via Author

 

FREEMAN FIELD

Freeman Field, Indiana, was the assembly point for a huge array of Luftwaffe hardware. It was planned as the first stage of an impressive museum. It was not to be…

Author: Lou Thole

A LITTLE-KNOWN testing programme on captured Luftwaffe aircraft and equipment took place at an obscure, semi-abandoned USAAF training field during the closing days of World We Two. Much of what happened there has been lost in time. Also lost, perhaps buried, was much of the then sophisticated and secret Luftwaffe equipment.

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