History[edit | edit source]
On page 120 of his book Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor - The Airliner that went to War, Juan-Carlos Salgado lists this aircraft as F8+GW. Flown by Oberfeldwebel Karl Wittman, who was taken prisoner with his crew, it went missing on 31 January 1943, during the retreat from Stalingrad.[N 1] Subsequently test flown by Soviet Engineer-Major Gribakin and Colonel Kabanov in the USSR, the aircraft was later put on display in Moscow.[N 2]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Another source states that this aircraft was coded F8+OW, and landed at Chkalovskaya near Leningrad in April 1943.
- Kabanov's crew apparently had a low opinion of the aircraft!