ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

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Aircraft of No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft Circus) Flight at Collyweston, Northamptonshire. Focke Wulf Fw 190A-3, PN999, undergoes an engine service while airmen re-paint the wings of Junkers JU 88S-1, TS472. PN999 was formerly 'Red 9' of I/SKG10, the pilot of which became lost while flying a night fighter-bomber operation to London and landed by mistake at Manston, Kent, on 20 May 1943. No. 1426 Flight collected PN999 from the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, on 29 June 1943, after it had undergone tests at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment,Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. TS472 was captured intact at Villacoublay near Paris in September 1944 and was delivered directly to No. 1426 Flight, with whom it undertook some local flying in January 1945. Both aircraft were eventually passed to No. 47 Maintenance Unit at Sealand for storage in November 1945.

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A Focke Wulf Fw 190 and Junkers Ju 88S of No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight RAF at Collyweston, Northamptonshire, 22 February 1945.

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