Lost Nazi Plane Facts
- Many famous pilots trained at Freeman Army Air Field, including the Tuskegee Airmen and Apollo astronaut Gus Grissom.
- Enemy planes were repainted after their capture to avoid being seen as hostile.
- The Focke-Wulf 190 was one of the main fighters of the Jagdwaffe, the legendary German fighter force.
- It was the Focke-Wulf 190 that penetrated allied defenses to attack allied forces during D-Day.
- The first successful all-metal plane was invented in Germany in 1915.
- The early Focke-Wulf fighter was the only WWII German fighter with a radial-style engine.
- Some Focke-Wulf 190s were equipped with early IFF transponders which could distinguish friend from foe.