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Warplanes of the Second World War Preserved in Germany (other than Luftwaffe)

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Germany (other than Luftwaffe aircraft which are documented on other pages on this website), 

Data current to 4 June 2017.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-7924).  This aircraft crashed at Ijsselmeer-Den Oever, Netherlands, 11 March 1943.  The wreck is displayed as "QP-F" in the (now closed) Motortechnica Museum, Bad Oyenhausen.

Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero), Speyer Tecknik Museum.

North American AT-6A Harvard (Serial No. 76556), TA-556, Reg. No. D-FITE.  This aircraft is owned by the Air Fighter Academy Collection, Zirchow, Germany.

North American T6J Harvard Mk. 4 (Serial No. 52-8578), Reg. No. D-FABE.  Fliegendes Museum, Grossenhain.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-63473), Reg. No. D-FUNN, FA.  This aircraft is owned by the Air Fighter Academy Collection, Zirchow, Germany.  

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-72773), "Lucky Lady VII", (D-FPSI), Christoph Nöthinger, Eschbach, Bremgarten Airfield (EDTG).  Airworthy.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-72811), Stefan Bungarten, Eschbach, Bremgarten Airfield (EDTG).  Airworthy.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73871), Max Alpha Aviation, Eschbach, Bremgarten Airfield (EDTG).  Airworthy.

North American TF-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73871), Reg. No. D-FTSI.  Meier Motors, Eschbach, Germany.  This Mustang initially served with the USAF.  It was transferred to the RCAF and served with No. 416 (F) Squadron based at Uplands in Ontario from 1951 to 1952, then moved to Trenton Ontario.  It eventually went back to the USA and was sold to Israel in 1959. In 1964 Israel Aircraft Industries sold it to the Pioneer Aeroservice, based in Burbank, California, where it was registered as N7098V.  Cavalier Aircraft based in Florida took ownership in 1970, selling it in 1978 to Albert McKinley of Hillsboro, Ohio. In 1990 Elmerward of Pioneer Aeroservice bought the aircraft in Chino.  The Mustang was restored and then converted to the TF-51D configuration and flew again in 1991.  It was sold to Biggin Hill Aircraft based in the UK, and then sold again to the Ice Strike Corp based in Dover in the UK in February 1996.  In September 1996 the Mustang returned to the USA in the service of Mustang Air Inc., based in Wilmington, Delaware. This is where the TF-51D acquired the name "Stephanie", then later "Miss Stephanie" and "Dreamgirl".  In 2006 the aircraft was put up for sale in Florida, and in the autumn of 2008, the aircraft came to MeierMotors GmbH, based in Bremgarten, where it was registered as D-FTSI.

 (Dave Miller Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XVIIIe (Serial No, TP280), Z, Reg. No. D-FSPT.   This aircraft is owned by the Air Fighter Academy Collection, Zirchow, Germany.   It arrived at Meier Motors, Eschbach, Germany on 24 March 2015 for reassembly.  TP280 was on display within the EAA museum at Oshkosh WI prior to shipment to Germany.  It was previously owned by Rudy Frasca and flown from Frasca Field, Urbana, Illinois.  It wears the markings of 50 Squadron, which flew during the Malayan Emergency in 1950 with distinctive yellow and black stripes

Supermarine Spitfire T-9, Reg. No. D-FMKN, NL-R.

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. VIIIc (Serial No. MV154), Reg. No. D-FEUR. This aircraft is owned by Max Alpha Aviation and operated from Bremgarten.  It is painted as (Serial No. MT928), ZX-M, 145 Squadron when that unit was based in the Mediterranean Theatre during the mid to latter stages of  the Second World War.

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe (Serial No. MV370), EB-Q, on display at the Luftfahrtmuseum, Hanover.   MV370 is an Ex-Indian Air Force instructional airframe (marked T.44), is painted to represent an aircraft which flew with 41 Squadron RAF.

Yakovlev Yak-9UM, Reg. No. D-FAFA, 04.  This aircraft is owned by the Air Fighter Academy Collection, Zirchow, Germany.