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GhostPrime #1 Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:48 PM

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Thought this was an interesting tidbit of information. Today (March 31st) is the day when in 1945 that test Pilot and technical inspector Hans Fay defected from the German Army to the Allied forces in Frankfurt Germany. When he defected he stole an Unpainted Me 262 A-1 and brought it with him. 

 

This is a really cool story, I can't seem to find an interview, or a more detailed story on this. These events would make a good movie or documentary. I'm surprised that there is not more information about this event. Anyone know more, like what happened to the Plane?



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GouIdy #2 Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:40 PM

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http://www.zenoswarb...ILOTDEBRIEF.pdf

 

It was shipped back to the states where it was tested by American pilots & was crashed on August 20, 1946 near Xenia, Ohio. Test pilot Walter J. McAuley, Jr., of the Flight Performance Section, Flight Test Division, Wright Field, Ohio was flying the aircraft at the time & was able to successfully parachute to safety.

 


Edited by GouIdy, 31 March 2017 - 10:07 PM.


GhostPrime #3 Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:12 PM

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Thanks Gouldy for the information! very Interesting read. Too bad it was crashed, (As happened often with captured tech) 

 

 



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GouIdy #4 Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:26 PM

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Picture of the aircraft, before it crashed obviously.

 



Quesnel #5 Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:49 PM

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~Edit~

 

Post made while half asleep, disregard. 


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rb1951 #6 Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:56 PM

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Thanks Ghostprime and gouldy,Enjoyed the read!

GouIdy #7 Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:04 AM

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View PostQuesnel, on 31 March 2017 - 07:49 PM, said:

Interesting report from the debriefing of Hans Fay and some operational performance findings about the Me 262. In pdf format from http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com

 

If only someone didn't already post that same thing here. :P


Edited by GouIdy, 01 April 2017 - 12:04 AM.


MALICE_AT_BIRTH #8 Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:14 AM

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This doesn't top the time when Clint; aka, Mitchell Gant, stole the "FireFox" from the Russians!!!

 

 

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BobozeeBear #9 Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:22 AM

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Quesnel #10 Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:30 AM

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View PostGouIdy, on 01 April 2017 - 12:04 AM, said:

 

If only someone didn't already post that same thing here. :P

 

Just woke up and didn't see the blue link, not out to steal anybody's thunder.

 



GouIdy #11 Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:55 AM

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View PostQuesnel, on 31 March 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:

 

Just woke up and didn't see the blue link, not out to steal anybody's thunder.

 

 

This may or may not be directed at someone else

 



Quesnel #12 Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:21 AM

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View PostGouIdy, on 01 April 2017 - 12:55 AM, said:

 

This may or may not be directed at someone else

 

 

Any other day, I would be laughing (sorry, real life, carry on)....

 



FreeFOXMIKE #13 Posted 01 April 2017 - 03:31 AM

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well they would have gotten them anyway the IT Teams grabbed everything they could get like when Japan Jets surprised them 

https://en.wikipedia...telligence_Unit


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