A detailed look at the salvaged Junkers Ju52, 4V+BT, Werknummer 7607

Aircraft wrecks, WW2, WW2 in Greece, WW2 Wrecks

By Pierre Kosmidis

Photos © www.ww2wrecks.com unless otherwise stated

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It is considered a time capsule, as personal items, belonging to the crew and soldiers on board when the aircraft was shot down and ditched at sea, were found in the fuselage.

An MP40 found inside the Ju52
An MP40 found inside the Ju52

A Ju52 was shot down in Leros island on November 13, 1943, during the fierce battles and remained at the seabed for decades, virtually intact.

A flare pistol from the Ju52 wreck
A flare pistol from the Ju52 wreck

Identified as Junkers Ju. 52/3mg8e, 4V+BT, Werknummer 7607, the WW2 wreck was salvaged by the Hellenic Air Force in October 2003, almost 60 years to the day it was shot down by antiaircraft fire.

Camera found inside the Ju52
Camera found inside the Ju52

The WW2 aircraft wreck is now on the tarmac of the HAF Museum maintenance hangar.

The Ju52, during the initial stages of the salvage operation. PHOTO: www.haf.gr
The Ju52, during the initial stages of the salvage operation. PHOTO: www.haf.gr

These photos were shot on September 12, 2021.

The Ju52 is lifted off the seabed. PHOTO: www.haf.gr
The Ju52 is lifted off the seabed. PHOTO: www.haf.gr
Close up of the Ju52, as it is lifted from the seabed.
Close up of the Ju52, as it is lifted from the seabed. PHOTO: www.haf.gr

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