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Oct 02, '21

Junkers Ju 52

The Junkers Ju 52/3m (nicknamed Tante Ju ("Aunt Ju") and Iron Annie) is a transport aircraft that was designed and manufactured by German aviation company Jun

Görings Ju 52 was green

I have been looking through my books and browsing the Internet thinking that, perhaps, I could help Graham with his still unanswered question (29 June) concerning the 1936 Olympics Ju 52 and I came across a photo of a Ju 52 on this site -

It is captioned "Hermann Görings dunkelgrüne Ju 52 landet in Dessau."

I have found that there was one green Ju 52, D-ALUG named "Joseph Zauritz". It was light green and was the personal transport of Polizei-General Kurt Daluege and there was a brown Ju 52, D-ALUG, used by SA-Stabchef Viktor Lutze.

All references indicate that Göring had three red Ju52s:

D-2527 (D-AGUK) "Kurt Wollf"

D-ABIK "Manfred von Richthofen I"

D-ABAQ "Manfred von Richthofen II"örings-ju-52-was-green/

Kurt Daluege

Polizei bei der Betreuung volksdeutscher Umsiedler aus Bessarabien und der Bukowina in Graz- Puntigam und Bruck an der Leitha/ Umsiedlung Graz 27./28.11.1940.- General Kurt Daluege im Flugzeug, lesend

Title General Kurt Daluege

Original caption For documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically extreme.

General Daluege während des Ju 52-Fluges nach Wien, 27.11.40

Depicted people • Daluege, Kurt Max Franz: Polizeigeneral, SS-Gruppenführer, 1946 in Prag hingerichtet, Deutschland

Date 27 November 1940


Description provided by the archive when the original description is incomplete or wrong. You can help by reporting errors and typos at Commons:Bundesarchiv/Error reports.

Kurt Daluege

Duits politicus

Kurt Daluege (Kreuzburg, 15 september 1897 - Praag, 23 oktober 1946) was een Duitse officier en SS-Oberstgruppenführer en Generaloberst in de politie die tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog verantwoordelijk was voor de persoonlijke bescherming van Adolf Hitler en andere partijleiders van de NSDAP.

When Stalin's son, Yakov Dzhugashvili was captured by the Wehrmacht, Daluege is said to have come up with the idea of ​​exchanging Dzhugashvili with Field Marshal Paulus. Joseph Stalin declined the offer, reportedly stating that "a lieutenant is not worth a general." Daluege arranged for Dzhugashvili to be interned in Sachsenhausen. He was only 36 years old when he died. The German official statement was that Dzhugashvili had died when he ran into an electric fence. Others stated that he had committed suicide, others suggested that he may have been murdered.

Frequency and Resonance

Flying out of the low cloud and sea mist I saw that Ju52 flying over my house in the spring of 2009! I heard the engines and rushed to my door and the ghost from the past emerged from the mist!

Lydd Airport, Romney Marsh, Kent is just down the road and it is a popular stop for those wishing to make the short hop across the the Channel. Lydd is 182 miles from La Ferte-Alais just to the south of Paris.

Aldo Bidini

Location La Ferte-Alais - LFFQ, France

Aircraft type Junkers Ju-52/3m

Operator Ju-Air

Registration HB-HOT

Type Photograph

Object type aircraft

Date 30 May 2009

Construction number 659


Above: “Duxford Ju52”

A Sad Ending

2018 Ju-Air Junkers Ju 52 crash

On 4 August 2018, a Junkers Ju 52 passenger aircraft operated by Ju-Air crashed near Piz Segnas, Switzerland, while en route from Locarno to Dübendorf. All 20 people on board were killed.

The Grey Ghost

More Happier Times

Peter Garwood

Ju-52/3m HB-HOT, Swiss Alps 30Aug85

Way back in August 1985 I was lucky enough to fly in Junkers Ju52 HB-HOS from Dubendorf around the Swiss Alps. Luckier still, a dot appeared on the horizon, which as it got closer, became another Ju52, HB-HOT. HB-HOT was still wearing the camouflage applied for the film "Where Eagles Dare".

Sadly on 4th August 2018 this aircraft crashed in the Alps with the loss of 17 passengers & 3 crew.


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