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HistoryEdit

Originally of II./KG 26, becoming 1H+EN, 6853 landed in a field near North Berwick on 9 February 1940, after being damaged by a Spitfire[2] of 502 Squadron. Following repairs at the Royal Aircraft Aircraft Establishment (RAE), the aircraft was allocated serial AW177 and, in September 1941 was flown to Duxford for tactical trials with the AFDU, eventually passing to No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight.[3]

Final fateEdit

AW177 crashed at RAF Polebrook on 10 November 1943 while carrying a number of 1426 Flight ground crew as passengers. The pilot, F/O Barr, and six others were killed, four were injured.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. WW2 Aircraft Net Forum
  2. North East Diary 1939-45 Retrieved 7 April 2012
  3. Aeroplane Monthly:June 2002 - He 111 Database Pages 58-59
  4. Brief History of The Rafwaffe (Flight 1426) People's War by Sally Bennett (BBC - 10 January 2006)