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 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.
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.