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    Just got some accident files from Hendon. There are 3 JU-88 accident reports from 1945 if any one would like copies. One RAAF pilot bent two of them.

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    Hello,

    Would that be AUS413594 F/O Ronald David HODGEN RAAF?

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    Hi Col. That's correct.

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    Hi Richard, I would definitely be interested, especially if they relate to incidents post-8 May 1945.

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    Hello. Rod will send them off. One has just a German serial number. Not sure which sub type they are.
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    Hello,

    Re: AUS413594 F/O Ronald David HODGEN RAAF (later MiD):

    Air Ministry 14 - Junkers Ju 88 G-6 W Nr 620788.

    Surrendered at Eggebek, coded 'C9+AA' of NJG 5. Equipped with FuG220 and FuG350 radars. Ferried to Tangmere during June 1945 (possibly 16th June) and flown there by the Night Fighter Development Wing of the Central Fighter Establishment until damaged beyond repair in a belly landing there after a hydraulic failure, on 16th July 1945, while being flown by F/O Hodgen.

    See:
    War Prizes An Illustrated Survey of German, Italian and Japanese Aircraft Brought to Allied Countries during and after the Second World War.
    Butler,Phil.
    Earl Shilton:Midland Counties Publications,1994,
    p.79.

    Richard can you confirm the date of the second Ju 88 incident. Was it on 15 October, 1945? If not, could please give us the date

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    Hello Col:
    620788 belly landing on June 18,1945 11:50 hours
    622983 overshot landing Sept 12,1945 , no time, just day
    AM-33 miss judge approach in haze, hit row of houses one engine running rough. Oct 15, 1945 16:10 hours.
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    Richard,

    Thanks for that. AM 33 is listed as Ju 88 G-6 W Nr 622186, the Aircraft Movement Card indicates that it was Struck Off Charge (at 6 MU), on 14 August 1947. Ju 88 G-6 W nr 622983 was AM 1.

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    Here is the text of an e-mail I sent to Richard:

    The first report (18/07/1945):

    Ju88G-6 WNr 620788 (C9+AA) ex-Stab NJG5 - Designated as Air Ministry 14 (AM 14). It carried a unique radar aerial configuration with dipoles protruding from the top and bottom of the rear fuselage rather than in the nose.

    The second report (12/09/1945):

    Ju88G-6 WNr 622983 (4R+RB) ex-I./NJG2 - Designated as Air Ministry 1 (AM 1). It carried the FuG.218 Neptun radar.

    The third report (15/10/1945):

    (Ju88G-6 WNr 622186 (D5+AC) ex-II./NJG 3 - Designated as Air Ministry 33 (AM 33). It also carried the FuG.218 Neptun radar). I think the serial given in the report is wrong, it should read "AM 32". This was Ju88G-6 WNr 622960 (AM 32), equipped with the fittings for FuG.280 Kiel Z (but not the apparatus itself). It made the crash-landing in the UK in October 1945 as described.


    Cheers

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