Raid on Berlin Museum

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  1. Njaco

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    I've read several times wher the Air Museum in Berlin wa sdestroyed during the war and alot of plaes, I believe like the Dornier Wal were destroyed. Any idea when this was and if any planes survived and can be seen today?
     
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    It was 1943 and I know the Heinke He-178 was destroyed as well. Most of the Museum Island was destroyed by the RAF in 1943. The Neues Museum was really a shame because of the priceless artifacts from Egypt. Fortunaly a lot of the artifacts could be rebuilt. I was just at the Museum Island in January. I will have to post some pics finally.
     
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    Thanx. I was curious cause everytime I read about some prototype or other it says they were destroyed in the museum. Shame.
     
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    don't worry Njaco. Some a/c of Berlin's collection were evacuated on Polish occupied teritory. We found them and now are exposed in Krakow. Believe me there are still interesting a/cs like Udet's Curtiss (one of two he was flown during Olympic in Berlin on 1936) or Me 209 V4 (fuselage only)
     
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    Got some pics?
     
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    Hey thankx! Pics would be great since this is the only way I get to see the world.:D
     
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    The most remarkable aircraft destroyed was the Dornier Do X, a gigantic flying boat.
     
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    Ive read alot of aircraft that were destroyed in the museum also. Does any one know if there was a list of aircraft that was in the museum when it was destroyed?

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    from "Luftwaffe in WWII - part 2 Aero Pictorials 5"

    "The Dornier Wal D-1422 was put on display in the Deutsches Museum in Munchen in 1932 and was destroyed following an air raid in 1944."

    pic from

    FLUG REVUE Datafiles: Dornier Wal
     

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    Are they going to be kept in Poland or are they going to be returned?
     
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    No way! Part of this collection is connected with Polish aviation like P.11c and PWS-26 captured by Germans on 1939.
    Curtiss Hawk.jpg
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    PA090143.JPG

    That's me:8)
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    Pictures of Me 209 are poor qality I'll potst them later.

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    Check this site:
    http://www.muzeumlotnictwa.pl/indexen.php
     
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    I was not saying that they should be returned but I think would be neat if the 209 and the Curtiss atleast would end up back in Berlin.
     
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    It would be neat if all captured treasures would be back to his owners.

    Sorry but I've got close up only (I'm taking pictures for modeler's purposes :oops: ), there are engine covers but without engine.
    03.jpg 05.jpg 04.jpg
     
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    I made a List of the aircraft from the Deutsche Luftfahrt Sammlung in Berlin.
     
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    Sorry, was my fault.
     
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    Very cool. Can any of those still be found in Germany? I have been to the Deutsches Museum and the Luftwaffe Museum.
     
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    The Jeannin Stahltaube is in Berlin, Deutsches Technik Museum. The DH 9 can be seen in London, AIR FORCE MUSEUM Hendon. All others of the surviving aircraft are in Krakau
     
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    ...in Kraków!

    Poland is not occupied by Germans now, so use Polish names please if you refeering to present days. :rolleyes:
     
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    :D Nice pics, Sailor.Is that 3rd pic a PZL? Sorry for my ignorance:oops:

    You have any pics of that Curtiss? would be interesting.
     
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