USA Numbers were allocated by RAF Intelligence teams to aircraft located in Northern Germany and Denmark. Details were then forwarded to Colonel Harold Watson and, if required by the Americans, the aircraft were handed over to the USAAF.

Number Model Type Werk Nr Origin Notes Fate
USA 1 Me 262 Me 262A-1a 500443 ‘Yellow 5’ of 7th staffel of III./JG 7 May 8th, 1945 flown to Fassberg from its base in Saaz and surrendered to British forces, coded USA 1 . Not taken up by the US, shipped to the UK and exhibited at Farnborough, then on to South Africa. After acceptance by SAAF stored at 15 Air Depot, Snake Valley. During 1950 it was sold to the Benoni Technical College and where it was scrapped in 1953.
USA 2 Me 262 Me 262B-1a/U1 110306 ‘Red 6’ of IV./NJG11 Surrendered to RAF and allocated USA 2, then Watson Whizzer 999. Named "Ole Fruit Cake" and after being shipped to the USA allocated FE-610, later T2-610 and named "Der Schwalbe". Scrapped circa 1950.
USA 3 Me 262 Me 262 B-1a 110165 possibly 10/NJG.11 Luftwaffe. Surrendered to RAF at Schleswig-Jägel, Germany, in May 1945 and marked USA3 and named “What was it?” for supply to USAAF. To Watson’s Whizzers as Watson Whizzer 101 and serialed FE-109. To US Navy Armament Test Division, NAS Patuxent River, MD, in Dec 1945 and allocated BuAer.No.121441. Scrapped at NAS Anacostia, DC, Nov 1946.
USA 4 Me 262 Me 262B-1/U1 110635 ‘Red 10’ of IV./NJG11 Not handed over to Col.Watson
USA 5 Ar 234 Ar 234B-1 140489 ‘8H+EH’ of unknown unit Surrendered to RAF and marked USA 5. Allocated 202 named "Jane I" and shipped to US Navy, allocated BuAer.No.121445. To Flight Test Division at NAS Patuxent River, MD but not flown due to lack of spares. Struck Off Charge January 31st, 1946 and scrapped.
USA 6 Ar 234 Ar 234B 140467 unknown code and unit to US Navy unknown
USA 7 Ar 234 Ar 234B 140486 unknown code and unit Captured at Grove, Denmark, to US Navy unknown
USA 8 Heinkel He 219 He 219A-0 210913 Factory coded ‘SP+CR’ Surrendered to RAF and allocated USA 8. Shipped to USA aboard HMS Reaper as aircraft #15. Allocated FE-613, later T2-613. Scrapped circa 1946/47
USA 9 Heinkel He 219 He 219A-5 290060 Factory coded ‘CS+QG’ Surrendered to RAF and allocated USA 9. Shipped to USA aboard HMS Reaper as aircraft #. Allocated FE-612, later T2-612. Scrapped circa 1946/47
USA 10 Heinkel He 219 He 219A-2/R4 290202 NJG1 Surrendered to RAF and allocated USA 10. Shipped to the United States aboard HMS Reaper as aircraft #. Allocated FE-614, later T2-614. In restoration at NASM Silver Hill.
USA 11 Ta 152 Ta 152H-0 150003 Shipped to the United States aboard HMS Reaper as aircraft #. Coded FE-112, later T2-112. In storage at NASM Silver Hill.

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