Junker JU 52/3M "Hans Berr"


Under the German invasion of Norway, operation Weserübung, quite a few of Luftwaffes JU 52`s airplanes participated, probably mostly known in the Norwegian campaign for their assaults on Fornebu and Sola airports, and supplies to the German soldiers in the battles around Narvik in April and May 1940.During second world war, the airbase at Værnes was used for landbased planes, while Hommelvika was used for the sea planes. During second world war its estimated that approximately forty planes were lost in the Trondheimsfjord all together. The German plane wreck that rest in Hommelvik on a depth of approx 35 meter, is the former Norwegian plane "Hauken" that was confiscated by the German Luftwaffe 9.April 1940. She was renamed to "Hans Berr" and sank 1.March 1943 under a landing accident.

Former names:
Junker JU 52 "Hans Berr"
F400, LN-DAI Hauken 29,3 x 18,9 x 4,5 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5,6 ton Dessau ( D ) 1937
Trondheim ( N )

63° 25' 24" N, 10° 46' 55" E

Picture: Junker JU 52 LN-DAI
Courtesy of Norsk Luftfartsmuseum