Aircraft Photo of 6664 | Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e | Sweden - Air Force | AirHistory.net #130495
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:6664
Other Marks:SE-KC / 16
Aircraft Original Type:Junkers Ju 52
Aircraft Generic Type:Junkers Ju 52
Aircraft Version:Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e
C/n (msn):6664
Operator / Titles:Sweden - Air Force / Germany - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Hildegard
Location
City / Area:Vallsta [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Sweden
 
Photo Date:17 April 1940 to 30 April 1940
Photo from:Peter de Jong Collection
Photo ID: 130495
Photo Comment

Of the eleven Ju 52s which famously landed on frozen Hartvig Lake near Narvik in Norway on 13 April 1940, this was the only one that was able to take off from the melting ice. Although bound for Oslo it strayed into Sweden and landed in a field near the village of Vallsta in Hälsingland. Its three crew were interned and the German crosses were overpainted with Swedish roundels, as can be seen in this photo. The aircraft was registered to the German embassy in Stockholm as SE-AKR on 27 August 1940 and flown back to Germany on 2 September 1940 by the courteous Swedes. Photo from: Bengt Hermansson collection

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