Messerschmit Bf 109

Hans Meyer, former Luftwaffe Pilot near a Bf109

Former Luftwaffe Pilot reunites with old Friend

A memorable event occurred last November in the Military Aviation Museum — two old friends were reunited. The museum’s Messerschmitt Bf 109 (like the one Hans flew during WWII) and Hans Meyer, a former Luftwaffe Pilot, came together once again. Hans Meyer was born in 1927 and grew up in Brandenburg, Germany. Ever since his youth he …

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“I Was Almost Shot Down Flying A Nazi Plane” recalls US WWII Fighter Pilot

Decorated fighter pilot Duke Ellington aka “Ed” explains how he got to fly a German ME-109 fighter plane during the war after a German airfield was captured in Sicily. So this is July 1943, the 8th army is in the process of taking Sicily, and one German airfield was captured so quickly that the Luftwaffe didn’t …

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