Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Messerschmitt 109 on display

Armand van Ishoven, Messerschmitt, Gentry Books 1975
This BF109 was shot down over France in December 1939. Above, members of the French army inspect and guard the machine. To help French morale it was recovered and put on display in a Paris department store. Its life as a trophy was cut short as German soldiers had overrun Paris by the middle of June, 1940. No word on the ultimate disposition of the aircraft. 

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