Assigned to JG 1 at Leck, Werk Nr 120077 was captured by the Allies and transported to the USA as FE-489. Originally taken to Freeman Field, 120077 was transferred to Edwards AFB, where it was flown in 1946 as T2-489. Following evaluation, 120077 was transferred to the Ontario Air Museum, California, for permanent display.
In September 2011, it was reported that this aircraft had been purchased by a German museum. However, this appears to have fallen through as, according to the 29 January 2015 update to the Luftwaffe Warplanes survivors website, this aircraft is now with the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, California.
- ↑ (Photo 20071006-047 copyright © 2007 Skytamer Images via http://www.skytamer.com/0602.html)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Luftwaffe Warplane Survivors
- ↑ Brown, Eric Melrose. Wings of the Luftwaffe. The Crowood Press Ltd - New edition (14 Feb 1998). ISBN 1853104132. Page 22.
- ↑ http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/heinkel-he-162-going-back-home-30421.html