FW 200 Condor Photos .

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FW 200 Condor Photos .

Post by SchnellMeyer » 10 Feb 2012 11:00

I am looking for photos of the following two FW 200 Condors .
FW 200 C-3 F8+GL (DE+OH) Werk-Nr. 0053
FW 200 C-6 F8+MR (TK+CS) Werk-Nr. 0237
I would be very grateful for any help , many thanks.

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Re: FW 200 Condor Photos .

Post by SchnellMeyer » 26 Feb 2012 03:59

Can anybody help please ?

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Re: FW 200 Condor Photos .

Post by Alsaceone » 02 May 2012 04:03

Perhaps you could provide some information regarding these two particular Condors that could stir our memories?

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Re: FW 200 Condor Photos .

Post by SchnellMeyer » 02 May 2012 11:16

Yes , of course I can give you details of the two Condors .
On April 18th 1941 , FW 200C-3 F8+GL Werk-Nr.0053 which was on a meteorological flight crashed off the south coast of Ireland due to engine trouble/damage . The plane had a crew of six who all survived and were interned in Ireland until the war was over . The aircraft commander was Oblt. Ernst Müller who was a Legion Condor veteran .
On 13 December 1943 , FW 200C-6 F8+MR Werk-Nr.0237 which was on a reconnaissance flight off the west coast of Ireland crash landed in Co. Tipperary due to fuel shortage . The crew of eight all survived and were interned . The aircraft commander was Oblt. Egon Scherret .
If anybody can help with any details I would be most grateful , thanks.

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Re: FW 200 Condor Photos .

Post by SchnellMeyer » 20 Jun 2015 20:00

Just wondering if there is anybody out there who might be able to help me , thanks

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Re: FW 200 Condor Photos .

Post by Caomhin123 » 23 Jun 2022 22:25

Hi
FW 200C-6 F8+MR Werk-Nr.0237 crash landed in Ballycommon Co Tipperary Ireland on Dec 13, 1943. The co-pilot Hans Meidel landed the plane. All crew members survived. The choose Ballycommon as a landing point because it was close to Nenagh, Co Tipperary where they knew there was a hospital.

The plane was en-route from Lorien to Iceland on a convoy search when flak fire from the convoy damaged both engines. On the way back they managed to avoid landing in Northern Ireland (UK) and landed in neutral Ireland where they were interned for the duration of the war in the Curragh army camp in Co Kildare

The crew blew the plane up, however, 2 local inhabitants arrived and were seriously injured in the explosion.

My father went to the crash site the next day and recovered the oil pressure gauge and an aluminum control pulley from one of the wings. He donated the oil pressure gauge to an Irish historic aviation society. The aluminum pulley is ion my possession.

I'd be very interested in finding out how the crew lived out the rest of their lives

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Re: FW 200 Condor Photos .

Post by SchnellMeyer » 27 Jun 2022 22:23

Hi Caomhin123, thanks for you reply to my post. This is an old post which must be the best part of 10 years old. At the time I was doing research for our book project on luftwaffe plane crashes in Ireland during WW2. Our book "Luftwaffe Eagles Over Ireland" was released in 2016 and is now sold out. In relation to the Tipp condor crash, Hans Rassek who was one of the radio operators on the Fw200 wrote the foreword for our book and only passed away last September at the fine age of 101. I visited the crash site and met some of the locals who's family members were there at the time of the crash landing . The two men injured were Thomas O'Meara and Jack Loughnane. I had contact with all the crew members families during the course of our research into this crash.

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