Junker JU52 3M


Luftwaffe's workhorse Junker 52 served on all fronts in the second world war. Amongst the most known operations are probably General Students attack on Crete 1941 and Herman Gøring`s help to the trapped German 6.Armee at Stalingrad in 1942-1943. Also during the invasion of Norway in April 1940, quite many JU 52`s took part. Among the more known missions in Norway, were the assaults on Fornebu and Sola airports, and in the battles around Narvik. At the bottom of Hartvigvannet some 35 kilometers outside Narvik, lies the wreck of a JU 52 who landed there during the battle of Narvik in 1940. A total of eleven JU 52's landed on Hartvigvannet, and most of them went down in the deep. Most of the airplanes were raised during the war and in the 1980s. The wreck rest today on a depth of approx 5 to 10 meter exactly to the right for the river which runs down from the mountains.

Former names:
Junker JU52 3M

29,2 x 18,9 x 4,5 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6,5 tons ( empty )
( D ) ( D )

68° 33' 16" N, 17° 42' 8" E

Picture: Junker JU52
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Last updated: September 2018