The Junkers Ju-52 at the exterior of the Hellenic Air Force Museum.In 2003, a Ju 52, which was shot down over Alinda Bay in Leros on 13/14 November 1943, was salvaged after a difficult operation and was transported back to the Hellenic Air Force Museum in Tatoi, Athens, to be maintained and exhibited.
Junkers Ju 52 is a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1931 to 1952. It saw both civilian and military service during the 1930s and 1940s. In a military role, it flew with the Luftwaffe as a troop and cargo transport and briefly as a medium bomber. Hitler used a Ju 52 for campaigning in the 1932 German election, preferring flying to transport by train. After he became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Hitler was provided with a personal Ju 52.
P-47 Thunderbolt (U-07) 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group at the 'Advanced Landing Ground 6' near Utah Beach, Normandy, 21st June 1944 only a few days after the station opened. (It appears to have crashed on take-off as the anti-personnel mines are still hanging under the wings, and the twisted blades show the engine was running.) (Colourised by Doug)