By Morten Jessen
The Ju fifty two used to be a necessary a part of the Luftwaffe and it proved itself a flexible and trustworthy plane in nearly six years of clash. The Ju fifty two first observed provider as a civil airliner within the Nineteen Thirties, yet at the outbreak of conflict in 1939, it came upon a not easy position because the Luftwaffe's basic delivery airplane, deployed within the transportation of offers and team of workers and, on get together, flying paratroopers to their objective vacation spot or evacuating wounded from remoted wallet. this crucial contribution to the Luftwaffe at battle sequence highlights the contribution made by way of the JU fifty two and covers all of the significant kinds and variations of this rugged plane. Morten Jessen contains infrequent and unpublished images taken on approximately each entrance of the battle and ably demonstrates why Luftwaffe body of workers seen the Ju fifty two with such affection. certainly, it was once identified all through the battle as Tante Ju (Auntie Ju).
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C. /KGrzbV 9, shows 'Auntie Ju' carrying two luggage bags. 'Auntie Ju' was one of the popular nicknames given to the Ju 52 by many German pilots. Right: The title of this photograph reads 'Last snack before flight over the Black Sea, Caucasus', It gives a good impression of the uniform and equipment that German flyers had to wear when going on a mission.
LUFTWAFFE AT WAR; THE JUNKERS Ju S2 Above: The first ]u 52 took off at 4:30, and within an hour the first and second wave of attack were en route to Crete. The first wave consisted of towed gliders; the second wave of ]u 52s was loaded with Fallschirmjager. The airborne units used for the invasion of Crete were the FallschirmjagerRegiment 1, 2 and 3 (FJR 1) under 1. Fallschirm-JagerDivision. On paper, a regiment (3,206 men) consisted of 3 battalions (I, rr and Ill), each with four companies (1-4, 5-8, 912), a 13th company (Anti-tank), and a 14th company (Mortar).
The stripes on the wing engine cowls indicate that the aircraft belongs to the first Staffel of their unit, which was either KGrzbV 101 or 108. However, this marking was not standard and only used sporadically throughout the transport units of the Luftwaffe. /KGzbV 1 Ju 52 bringing supplies to Russia during the summer of 1941. At this time KGzbV 1 sub units operated in both the east and the south. /JG 27, which operated in Russia before being transferred to Ain-el-Gazala in North Africa 24 September 1941.
Junkers JU 52: The Luftwaffe's Workhorse by Morten Jessen