These are 4 parts which are Airframe and structure sections from the very famous German dive bomber which is part of the main structure of the plane .These sections are solid metal airframe connector joints and panels and tubed airframe they are lovely and clean retain a lot of original colour and paintwork the joints have have ripped and bent from the impact of the crash they are still very solid and have been very well cleaned perfect for display or any collection the parts are 5-8 inches long. The sections are so rare to get parts from the famous JU87 stuka a rare one for the collection and come from German JU87 stuka dive bomber of 1/STG1 was shot down and crashed on 27th June 1944 in Belarus during Operation Bagration. The parts come with a A5 laminated information card.
German JU87 stuka dive bomber of 1/STG1 was shot down and crashed on 27th June 1944 in Belarus during Operation Bagration. The pilot was Alfred Thelen.
In June 1944, Operation Bagration began which ended with the collapse of the German front in the Soviet Union. I./SG 1 recorded the loss of 27 aircraft in July alone; most of which were Ju 87s. On 1 July it had 41 aircraft, and a month later this force had fallen to 26. It covered the retreat into Poland and fought against the Vistula-oder offensive. Luftflotte 6 flew 140 sorties against the offensive, with the fleet losing eight aircraft. A notable loss was the commanding officer of 7. Staffel Otto Hulsch, a Knight's Cross winner, who was shot down by Soviet fighters from the 16th Air Army. Operation Bagration which cleared German forces from the Belorussian SSR and eastern Poland between 22 June and 19 August 1944. The operation resulted in the almost complete destruction of an entire German army group, with the loss of Army group centre’s Fourth Army, Third panzer Army and Ninth Army. It is considered the most calamitous defeat experienced by the German armed forces during the Second World War. By the end of the operation most of the western Soviet Union had been liberated and the Red Army had achieved footholds in Romania and Poland. German losses eventually numbered well over half a million men killed or wounded.
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