Junkers Ju 88 G-6 Geschwader Stab NJG4 (3C+DA) WNr 622311 Eggebek 1945

Photo 01: After the war, several aircraft of particular intelligence interest were taken to Britain or the US for evaluation. One such specimen was this Ju 88G-6 which is believed to be WNr. 622311, a machine which had previously served with Stab/NJG4. If this is correct, then the original operational code was 3C+DA and the aircraft was surrendeded at Eggebek and brought to the UK via Schleswig on 15 June 1945 where it became 'Air Min 16'. The most distinctive feature of this machine was that the 'Morgenstern' radar aerial was partially enclosed in a long, streamlined, plywood fairing which had a transparent Plexiglas nose. Although the aerial has clearly been removed from this example, the ends of the antenna would normally have protruded through this fairing. This photograph shows the aircraft at the Royal Navy Air Station at Ford.

2 Staffel I Gruppe Nachtjagdgeschwader 4 - 2./NJG4

Junkers Ju 88G 2./NJG4 (3C+FK) WNr 714255 Jan 1945 00

Profile 00: Junkers Ju 88G-1 3C+FK of 2./NJG4, January 1945. The finish on this machine consisted of 76 overall with 75 reverse mottling on the uppersurfaces of the wings, fuselage, engine cowlings and horizontal tail surfaces. The canopy fiaming was in grey 75 and the spinners and the propeller blades are thought to have been green 70, albeit considerably faded. The Werknummer 714255 appeared in black on the upper tail and a small letter '0', thought to be an earlier individual aircraft letter, remained on the nose. As no 'Schrage Musik' installation is visible in the photographs, that shown in the profile is speculative and consists of two MG 151/20 cannon mounted side by side.

Junkers Ju 88G 2./NJG4 (3C+FK) WNr 714255 Jan 1945 01-02

Photo's 01-02: Two views of a Ju 88G-1 of 2./NJG4 in January 1945. From August 1944, the parent 1. Gruppe, to which the 2. Staffel belonged, was subordinate to Jafü Mittelrhein, but in January 1945 was controlled by the 2. Jagddivision. Note the crew entry hatch offset to starboard and the heavy exhaust staining on the rear of the engine nacelles.

3 Staffel I Gruppe Nachtjagdgeschwader 4 - 3./NJG4

Junkers Ju 88C NJG4.3 (3C+EL) France 1943 01

Photo 01: This Junkers Ju 88C of 3./NJG4 coded (3C+EL) was written off in France November 1943. It was overall 76 with light blotches of 75. Fuselage Balkenkreuz, swastika and codes were completely simplified in black in accordance to regulations but appear to have been lightly oversprayed. The aircraft code 'E' remained in black.

Junkers Ju 88 C-6 3./NJG4 (3C+LL) Mainz Rhineland Germany March 1944

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5 Staffel II Gruppe Nachtjagdgeschwader 4 - 5./NJG4

Junkers Ju 88G 5./NJG4 (3C+MN) Germany 1945 00

Profile 00: (3C+MN)of 5./NJG4 was one of the few Ju 88G-6's to be equipped with FuG 240 Berlin radar during 1945. It also featured FuG 217 rear-warning radio antennas under its port wing. The different colored rudder and cowling were replacements from another aircraft.

Junkers Ju 88G 5./NJG4 (3C+MN) Germany 1945 01

Photo 01: (3C+MN)of 5./NJG4 was one of the few Ju 88G-6's to be equipped with FuG 240 Berlin radar during 1945. It also featured FuG 217 rear-warning radio antennas under its port wing. The different colored rudder and cowling were replacements from another aircraft.

Junkers Ju 88G 5./NJG4 (3C+MN) Germany 1945 02

Photo 01: In this photo the FuG 217 rear-warning radio antennas can be seen under its port wing. The different colored rudder and cowling were replacements from another aircraft. Note the G on the nose cone instead of the letter M. The nose cone was made of Plywood.

Junkers Ju 88G 5./NJG4 (3C+MN) Germany 1945 03

Photo 01: The FuG 240 Berlin radar featured an advanced dish type adjustable antenna which eliminated the drag producing antennas seen on most German night fighters. This radar was fitted almost exclusively to Ju 88G-6's.

Junkers Ju 88G 5./NJG4 (3C+MN)Germany 1945 04
Diagram 01: Diagram of the FuG 240 Berlin radar nose cone which was made of Plywood.

Junkers Ju 88C 5./NJG4 (3C+PN) WNr 640643 Wunstorf AF May 1945 01-02

Photo's 01-02: When Allied troops occupied Wunstorf airfield in May 1945, among the many aircraft examined was this Junkers Ju 88C-5, WNr. 640643. This machine carried the operational code 3C+PN with the individual aircraft letter 'P' in red and had flown with 5./NJG4. Note the red and white markings on the spinner in the foreground of the photograph (Photo 02) and that the two-tone appearance on the undersurface of the starboard wing is caused by reflections from the puddle on the hangar floor. In fact, the undersurfaces were 76 with the usual pattern of 75 mottles on the uppersurfaces, those on the fuselage being typically more distinct and hard-edged than on the wings and tailplane.All national insignia were in the late-war economy style in black. Oddly, although appearing fairly complete in these views,Al2(g) Report No. 269 lists this aircraft as being destroyed.

Nachtjagdgeschwader 4 mixed photo's

Junkers Ju 88G II./NJG 4 Mainz-Finthen Germany 1945

Photo 01: A Ju 88G of 2./NJG 4 at Mainz-Finthen in January 1945. Note the camouflage on the engine cowling where again the original overall 75 uppersurface has been oversprayed but here with irregularly spaced, soft-edged straight lines of 76.

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