History[edit | edit source]
Operated as part of JG 400, 191907 was captured at Husum and shipped to the RAE. Allocated the RAF Air Ministry number of AM222, it was dispatched from Farnborough to No. 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton, on 8 August 1945. On 21 March 1946, it was recorded in the Census of No. 6 MU, and allocated to No. 76 MU (Wroughton) on 30 April 1946 for shipment to Australia. For many years this aircraft was displayed at RAAF Williams Point Cook, but in 1986, the Me 163 was transferred to The Australian War Memorial for refurbishment. It was stored at the AWM Treloar Technology Annex Mitchell, refurbished and reassembled, and was later put up for display together with a Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a, Werknummer 500200 (AM81).
References[edit | edit source]
- Butler, Phil. War Prizes. Leicester, UK: Midland Counties Publications, 1994. ISBN 0-904597-86-5. p. 107.