Appendix two


CAPTURED JET AND ROCKET AIRCRAFT REMOVED BY THE ALLIES

This list refers only to the jet and rocket-powered aircraft, which are listed by the country which first removed them and by type. Not all of these aircraft necessarily came from Germany itself as some were removed from other areas under German occupation. The aircraft listed here were taken as complete airframes and were mostly airworthy, although in many cases there is conflicting information regarding particular aircraft or a confusion of identities, and as a result there may be some duplication in this list. In a surprisingly large number of cases the fate of the aircraft is not known as many were discarded or scrapped after the war. In the UK Air Ministry (Air Min) numbers were allocated to most flyable aircraft, but not to every one for a variety of reasons. The Americans applied their own FE numbers for ‘Foreign Aircraft’.

Surviving examples are highlighted in grey.

GREAT BRITAIN

 

Werk Nr

Air Min. No.

Ar 234B

Captured at Stavanger, Norway, on 10 May 1945.

140596

-

Ar 234B-2

Captured at Grove. Written off landing at RAE Farnborough at end of delivery flight.

140466

AM 24

Ar 234B

Captured at Grove.

140608

AM 25

Ar 234B-1

Captured at Grove.

140476

AM 26

Ar 234B

Captured at Schleswig.

140113

AM 54

Ar 234B

Captured at Stavanger, Norway on 5 May 1945. Fate unknown.

140141

-

Ar 234B

Captured at Stavanger, Norway. Fate unknown.

140493

-

Ar 234B

Captured at Stavanger, 5 May 1945.

140581

-

Fieseler Fi 103/V1 – Reichenburg IV

The manned version of the V-1 Doodlebug.

-

-

He 162A-2

Captured at Leck.

120221

AM 58

He 162A-2 – ‘Yellow 4’

Captured at Leck. Now on display at the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin.

120076

AM 59

He 162A-2 – ‘White 11’

Captured at Leck. Crashed at the German Aircraft Exhibition at RAE Farnborough, 9 November 1945.

120074

AM 60

He 162A-2

Captured at Leck. On display at the Canadian Air & Space Museum (?)

120086

AM 62

He 162A-2

Captured at Leck. Fate since 1946 unknown.

120095

AM 63

He 162A-2

Captured at Leck. Reported in RAE Farnborough scrap area in 1946.

120097

AM 64

He 162A-2

Captured at Leck. RAF Museum, Hendon.

120227

AM 65

He 162A-2

Captured at Leck. Fate unknown.

120091

AM 66

He 162A-2

Captured at Leck. Reported in RAE Farnborough scrap area in 1946.

120098

AM 67

He 162A-2

Captured at Leck. On display at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London.

Believed to be 120235

AM 68

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Believed scrapped in 1947.

191329

AM 200*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Fate unknown.

191330

AM 201*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Fate unknown.

191915

AM 202*

Me 163B – ‘Yellow 13’

Captured at Husum. Handed over to the French in 1946. Fate unknown.

310061

AM 203*

Me 163B – ‘Yellow 11’

Captured at Husum. Believed scrapped in Canada in the 1950s.

191454

AM 204*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Believed scrapped in 1947.

191905

AM 205*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Believed scrapped in 1947.

191902

AM 206*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. On display at RAF Museum Cosford.

191461

AM 207*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Fate unknown.

191912

AM 208*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Believed scrapped in 1947.

191315

AM 209*

Me 163B – ‘Yellow 6’

Captured at Husum. Identity has become confused: 191316 is displayed at the Science Museum, London. 120370 is at the Deutsches Museum, Munich.

191316

or more likely 120370

AM 210*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Restored by the Canadian Aviation & Space Museum and now at the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.

191095

AM 211*

Me 163

Captured at Husum. Believed scrapped 1947.

191965

AM 212*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Fate unknown.

191954

AM 213*

Me 163

Captured at Husum. In 2005 sold by the Imperial War Museum to Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection in the USA.

191660

AM 214*

Me 163B – ‘Yellow 15’

Captured at Husum. On display at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland.

191659

AM 215*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Fate unknown.

191309

AM 216*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Fate unknown.

191917

AM 217*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Believed scrapped in 1947.

191654

AM 218*

Me 163B – ‘Yellow 25’

Captured at Husum. Returned to Germany in 1988 and now on display at the Luftwaffenmuseum in Berlin-Gatow.

191904

AM 219*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. On display at the Canadian Aviation & Space Museum, Rockcliffe, (?)

191914 unconfirmed

AM 220*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Believed scrapped in 1947, may have gone to Canada.

191961

(or 191916)

AM 221*

Me 163B

Captured at Husum. Now in the Australian War Memorial Mitchell Annexe in Canberra, Australia.

191907

AM 222*

Me 163B

Already at Farnborough before the end of the war – source unknown – and allocated RAF serial number VF241 on 30 April 1945. Underwent gliding flight tests and was damaged beyond repair on 15 November 1947.

-

RAF serial No. VF241

Me 262B-1a/U1 – ‘Red 12’

Captured at Schleswig.

111980

-

Me 262A-1a – ‘Yellow 5’

Scrapped 1953.

500443

-

Me 262C – Heimatshutzer I prototype

No known details.

130186

-

Me 262 - Unidentified

No known details.

-

-

Me 262 B-1a/U1 – ‘Red 8’

Rare two-seater night-fighter, captured at Schleswig. In 1947 shipped to South Africa and now on display at the National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg.

110305

AM 50

Me 262A-2a – ‘Yellow 7’

Captured at Fassberg. Now on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon, London.

112372

AM 51

Me 262A-2a – ‘Yellow 17’

Captured at Fassberg.

500210

AM 52

Me 262A

No known details.

-

AM 79

Me 262A-1 – ‘White 5’

Captured at Fassberg. Destroyed in fire-fighting exercise, Canada 1949.

111690

AM 80

Me 262A-2a – ‘Black X’

Captured at Fassberg on 7 May 1945. Flown at RAE Farnborough, now on display at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

500200

AM 81

* Air Ministry numbers applied at RAE Farnborough

USA

 

Werk Nr

No.

Ar 234B

Captured at Grove. Shipped to USA.

140489

USA 5

Ar 234B-2

Surrendered to RAF at Stavanger on 5 May 1945. Shipped to USA.

140312

USA 50

Ar 234B – Jane I

Shipped to USA. Scrapped at NAS Patuxent River.

-

202

Ar 234B – Snafu I

Shipped to USA. Scrapped at NAS Patuxent River.

-

303

Ar 234B

Surrendered to RAF at Stavanger, Norway. Shipped to USA and became FE-1011. Fate unknown.

140311

FE-1011/T2-1011

Ar 234B

Surrendered to RAF at Stavanger, Norway. Shipped to USA and became FE-1010. Now with the NASM.

140312

FE-1010/T2-1010

He 162A-2

Captured at Leck. Shipped to the USA. Now on display in the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, California.

120077

FE-489/T2-489

He 162A-2

Fate unknown.

120017

FE-494/T2-494

He 162A-2

Now with the NASM, Silver Hill, Maryland.

120230

(possibly 120222)

FE-504/T2-504

Me 163B-1a

Believed to have been air-freighted to USA. Glide tests conducted in 1949. Now on display at the NASM Silver Hill Facility, near Washington DC.

191301

FE-500/T2-500

Me 163B-1a

Recorded as scrapped in 1946.

-

FE-501/T2-501

Me 163B-1a

Recorded as scrapped in 1946.

-

FE-502/T2-502

Me 163B-1a

Reputedly under restoration by Bell Aircraft in 1946. Fate unknown.

-

FE-503/T2-503

Me 262A – ‘Yellow 5’

Captured at Fassberg. Shipped to England and later to South Africa.

500443

USA 1

Me 262B-1a/U1

Captured at Schleswig. Night-fighter converted to two-seater. Shipped to USA.

110306

USA 2

Me 262A-1a/U4 – Wilma Jeanne / Happy Hunter II

Fitted with 50mm cannon. Crashed en route to Cherbourg.

170083

-

Me 262A-1a – ‘Yellow 5’, Beverley Anne / Screamin’ Meemie

Shipped to USA. Now on display at the National Museum of the USAF, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.

-

111

Me 262A-1a/U3 – Marge / Lady Jess IV

Shipped to USA (?)

-

222

Me 262A-1a – Feudin 54th / Pauline / Deelovely

Shipped to USA.

-

333

Me 262A-1a/U3 – Connie the Sharp Article / Pick II

Captured at Lechfeld. Shipped to USA. Displayed at the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, California, sold to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000 and undergoing full restoration.

-

FE-4012/T2-4012

Me 262B-1a – ‘White 35’, Vera / Willie

Single-seater converted to two-seater trainer. Shipped to USA. Now on display at the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association’s Harold F. Pitcairn Wings of Aviation Museum, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

110639

555

Me 262A-1a/U3 – Joanne / Cookie VII

Photo-reconnaissance version. Shipped to USA, crashed at Freeman Field in 1945.

500098

666

Me 262A-1a – Doris / Jabo Bait

Shipped to USA and became FE-110.

-

777

Me 262A-1a – ‘Yellow 7’ / Dennis / Ginny H

Captured at Lager-Lechfeld on 8 May 1945. Shipped to USA and became FE-111. Now on display at the NASM.

500491

888

Me 262B-1a/U1 – ‘Red 6’ / Ole Fruit Cake

Two-seater night-fighter. Shipped to USA.

110306

FE-610/T2-610

Me 262B-1a

Two-seater trainer. Shipped to USA. Believed scrapped at NAS Anacostia in 1946.

110165

101

Me 262A-1a

Captured at Frankfurt/Rhein-Main on 31 March 1945. Shipped to USA on the Manawska Victory.

111711

-

OTHER SURVIVORS

There are two more surviving aircraft, one surrendered to the Swiss and the other does not appear to match any records.

 

Werk Nr

No.

Me 262A-1B – ‘White 3’

On 25 April 1945 Hans Guido Mutke landed his aircraft at Zurich’s Dubendorf Military Airfield in neutral Switzerland. In 1957 it was handed back to the Germans and is now on display at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

500071

-

He 162A-2

Said to be under restoration at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, near Paris.

120015

-

OTHER EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT

 

Werk Nr

No.

Darmstadt-München DM-1

Lippisch delta-wing glider used for testing. Now in the collection of the NASM (?)

-

-

Dornier Do 335A-0

Captured 22 April 1945. Shipped to USA and now on display at the NASM, Washington DC.

240102

-

Dornier Do 335

A second Do 335 shipped to the USA on HMS Reaper. Tested at Freeman Field. Fate unknown.

-

FE-1012

Horten Ho II

Taken to the USA. Dismantled and in storage at the NASM facility, Silver Hill.

6

-

Horten Ho IV

Glider tested at Farnborough and then taken to the USA. Now at Maloney’s Planes of Fame Museum.

25

-

Horten Ho 229V-3 (Gotha Go 229V-3)

Shipped to the USA. In storage at NASM Facility, Silver Hill, Maryland.

-

FE-490/T2-490

Junkers JU 287

Forward swept-wing jet-powered bomber. Taken to the USSR.

-

-

Messerschmitt P.1101

Found at Messerschmitt’s design department in Oberammergau. Taken back to the USA. Plans to fly this prototype were abandoned, but it directly influenced the design of Bell’s X-5.

-

-

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