The DDR - Revisited


The museum has many fine exhibits and displays both inside and out.

Our main reason to visit was to meet the Museum Director Torsten Heinrichs and view the remains of JB727.

The starboard undercarriage of JB727 recovered from a nearby lake.
The 49Sqn Lancaster collided with another squadron aircraft (JB231) during their final turn to attack Berlin on the 2nd January 1944.

The propellor blade of JB231 cut into the type of JB727 (the cut can be seen top-right of the tyre).

JB727's crew were all killed and are buried in nearby Retzow.....two named headstones and one multiple grave.
The crew of JB231 all managed to bale out and were made PoWs.

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