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'''Werk Nr 3059''' was a [[:Category:Messerschmitt Bf 108|Messerschmitt Bf 108D-1]]
 
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|caption=3059 at the Planes of Fame Air Show at Chino, California on 2 May 2015
 
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=History=
 
=History=
 
Built in 1942,<ref>http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-AKZY.html</ref> and coded '''VE+LI''' of an unknown unit at the time of it's capture, 3059 was redesignated '''Air Min 87.'''<ref name="LEMB Archive">{{LEMB Archive}}</ref> Registered to Air Couriers Ltd as '''G-AKZY''' between 7 June 1946 and 9 January 1950, it was exported to the US circa 1968<ref>http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AKZY.pdf</ref> as '''NX2231,'''<ref>http://silverhawkauthor.com/german-luftwaffe-warplane-survivors-of-the-second-world-war-19391945_409.html</ref> becoming '''N2231''' by 10 April 1980.<ref>http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=2231</ref>
 
Built in 1942,<ref>http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-AKZY.html</ref> and coded '''VE+LI''' of an unknown unit at the time of it's capture, 3059 was redesignated '''Air Min 87.'''<ref name="LEMB Archive">{{LEMB Archive}}</ref> Registered to Air Couriers Ltd as '''G-AKZY''' between 7 June 1946 and 9 January 1950, it was exported to the US circa 1968<ref>http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AKZY.pdf</ref> as '''NX2231,'''<ref>http://silverhawkauthor.com/german-luftwaffe-warplane-survivors-of-the-second-world-war-19391945_409.html</ref> becoming '''N2231''' by 10 April 1980.<ref>http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=2231</ref>
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On 5 September 1991, the aircraft passed to American Airpower Heritage Fly Musm, Midland, TX, before joinng the inventory of the Commemorative Air Force Airpower Museum, Odessa Regional/Midland International Airport, Midland, TX. It was later based at the Commemorative Air Force-New Mexico Wing, Lea County Airport, Hobbs, NM.
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Photographed by Mike Henniger at the Planes of Fame Air Show at Chino, California on 2 May 2015, it was later transferred on 24 August 2015 to American Airpower Heritage Fly Musm, Dallas, TX.<ref>http://m.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=22394</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 14:44, 29 August 2017

History[]

Built in 1942,[1] and coded VE+LI of an unknown unit at the time of it's capture, 3059 was redesignated Air Min 87.[2] Registered to Air Couriers Ltd as G-AKZY between 7 June 1946 and 9 January 1950, it was exported to the US circa 1968[3] as NX2231,[4] becoming N2231 by 10 April 1980.[5]

On 5 September 1991, the aircraft passed to American Airpower Heritage Fly Musm, Midland, TX, before joinng the inventory of the Commemorative Air Force Airpower Museum, Odessa Regional/Midland International Airport, Midland, TX. It was later based at the Commemorative Air Force-New Mexico Wing, Lea County Airport, Hobbs, NM.

Photographed by Mike Henniger at the Planes of Fame Air Show at Chino, California on 2 May 2015, it was later transferred on 24 August 2015 to American Airpower Heritage Fly Musm, Dallas, TX.[6]

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