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Captured German Plane

Captured German Plane

a capture German plane. The photo was taken by my Dad who was with Eyes of the 8th. View full size.

This is supposedly a Ju87D

This is supposedly a Ju87D from a Nachtschlachtgruppe (Night ground attack group) in Luftflotte 4.

The picture must be from 1945, indicated by the yellow ring on the engine and the yellow rudder.

re: Captured German Plane

The plane your dad took a picture of appears to be a Ju-87D Stuka dive bomber. There's one of these very similar to this on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

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