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Mar 30, 1945

German Me 262 Pilot Defects

Allies get 1st close-up look at Germany's Me 262A-1 Schwalbe (Swallow) jet fighter when defecting pilot delivers 1 to Americans.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

Source:  CAF Airpower Museum

Date Added: 2010-03-30

Tags: Me 262, Me 262A-1, Jet, Jet Fighter, German, Messerschmitt, Defection

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