Ju-88 Wreckage Found

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  1. syscom3

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    Junkers 88, smashed in 1942 year was found in Vologda forests

    Vologda exploring group found smashed aircraft Junkers 88 of times of Second world war in a forest at a distance of 70 km from Vologda.

    By testimonies of inhabitants this air-plane was smashed during air fight by Soviet fighter in May of 1942 year and burning fell to the forest.

    Remains of two pilots of the aircraft were found at the place of fall. Explorers intend to clear up information about missing pilots and find out what was the mission of Junkers in Soviet rear.

    "Two pilots, or one by the other material, could bale out and their further story is unknown", - said Alexandr Metelkin, second in command of Vologda exploring group.

    Explorers say that some parts of fallen aircraft remained as good as they just made in a factory. "If we find a nameplate with a number of Junkers, it would be very easy to know names of pilots. We found name cigar-case with the letters LZ - it is the key to solution." - said Metelkin.

    The aircraft had very strange load on board: there were made excavations and inhabitants found printed icons, Christian crosses, and many women's kerchiefs. Moreover there were found sleeping-bags, air beds, rubber dinghies and food containers with tinned stew and chocolate.

    There is a version that this plane should drop some assistance to saboteurs. There were more than 100 castings of saboteurs in Vologda region. Nevertheless windfall of aircraft in this region is a great rarity because there were no fights during the war.
     
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    thanks for the post
     
  3. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Interesting thanks.

    Good to see the crew finally coming home as well. :salute:
     
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    Agreed!
     
  5. Njaco

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    Hope they find out who the crew were. Good find.
     
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    Too bad there arent any pics
     
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    Do Russian Air Records show a claim for this "kill"? Such as Ivan Kozhedub or Aleksander Pokryshkin?
     
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    Good story Syscom.
     
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    Thank you for posting very interesting!
     
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    strange, haven´t found anything on net except the article sent by syscom...
     
  12. syscom3

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    yep, that´s the article I´ve mentioned. But it´s strange, there´s nothing else on the net.
    Always, whey they find something like that, there´s a lot of pics etc but not in this case....
     
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    Good find. :salute:
     
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    I hope they identify both pilots.
     
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