Discussion in 'Weapons & Technology in WWII' started by JCFalkenbergIII, Mar 20, 2008.
Any links or sites?
Thanks TA152. Quite a bit of info there.
Za? Intimidate? LOL.
You're getting old, it took you 20 days to respond to this
LOL. Yeah. Im getting slow in my old age. He hasn't posted since. You just may have scared him away you big meany LOL
That was after Stalingrad, when the swedes realized that Germany was going to loose the war.
At the beginning Sweden was very Nazi-friendly, that was probably also one of the reasons why they weren't invaded by Germany.
The germans knew they had Sweden on their side.
Norwegian refugees were sent back to occupied Norway, and the swedes allowed german troops to travel through Sweden:
Transit of German troops through Scandinavia (WWII) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Erwin Engelbrecht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For some reason, the swedes don't like to talk about this today......
Not exacly "Brought down" .
"Several damaged Condors landed in Spain during the war. In the beginning they were repaired and returned to their bases in France, but after Operation Torch (Allied invasion of Africa), the Spanish government interned the four aircraft that arrived (but crews were still allowed to return to Germany). As the planes could not be used they were sold by Germany to Spain and only one of the three flyable planes operated in the Spanish Air Force, spares were obtained from the other airplanes. Due to lack of spares, damages and political reasons they were grounded and scrapped around 1950.
Some Condors crashed in Portugal. Crews were allowed to return to Germany while the British authorities were allowed to inspect the planes and documentation. Some crews (at least one full crew) died in these crashes and all crew members are buried in the civilian cemetery of Moura (Alentejo Province) in Portugal.The airplanes that crashed both in Spain and in Portugal had the operational base in France, in Bordeaux-Merignac (after 1940). Before 1940, the operational base of the Focke-Wulf 200 squadrons was in Danemark."
"Crews were allowed to return to Germany while the British authorities were allowed to inspect the planes and documentation. "
Nice of both the Swiss and the Portuguese to allow the Allies to examine aircraft that had landed in thier countries.
Looking at the aircraft landings in Ireland I wonder if with all the similar types if they tried to canibalize any to get a complete aircraft to add to thier Air Force?
Heilige Scheiss, I didn't know that!
Sure, mating a B-24 wing to a Sunderland fuselage, engines from 2 or 3 Hudsons...
Well for example there were quite a few FW-200 and HE-111s that they could have LOL.
I would think that they would have at least passed some of the aircraft or parts over the the British .
The Irish built quite a collection of aircraft due to navigational errors and they ensured that the Germans were allowed to inspect the aircraft. Indeed they allowed German intelligence to watch naval movements around the coast of Eire.
The British later redirected a german navigational beam intend for Belfast onto Dublin and after it was mistakenly bombed by the Luftwaffe cooperation became rather more scarce.
Nevertheless the original Gloster Gladiators were supplemented by spitfires and hurricanes of various marks.
Do tell? Where can we read more about this?
Care to provide a source mikegb?
I guess not .
US 350th Fighter Group
"Thirteen pilots were interned in ‘neutral’ countries. All were permitted to proceed (incognito, in civilian clothes) to Gibraltar, some three months later."
350th Fighter Group in WWII
I guess its too much to ask for additional info huh?
You don't give up easy do you JC ?