This Junkers Ju 188 A-2 (Werksnummer 352211) served with 1./ Kampfgeschwader 6 in France until the invasion of Normandy (D-Day) by the Allies in June 1944. In late July the unit was moved further away from the Western Front. From Alhorn, in the Fatherland, 1./KG 6 conducted night operations against American and British ground forces. This Ju 188 was lost in Southern Belgium late in 1944, and this fragment, from this aircraft’s starboard horizontal stabilizer tip, was recovered in 1986.
Display includes this 17 inch stabilizer rib, which was unique to the 188's high-altitude extended wings and stabilizers. The rib includes the riveted duraluminum skin upper and under-surfaces, with traces of both upper and lower surface camouflage paint.
This is a special one-of-a-kind display, 20x16 inches, and numbered one of one. On matte archival canvas, and mounted in an open frame. Ready to hang.
One of a kind! Own an especially rare piece from the underside wingtip of this...
Very limited! Only three available! Own an especially rare piece from the underside wingtip of...