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Do 335 A Pfeil aircraft on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009

Caption     Do 335 A Pfeil aircraft on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia, United States, 26 Apr 2009 ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Chantilly, Virginia, United States
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Oct 2010 06:00:28 PM

Dornier Do 335 (VG+PH) was captured by
American forces, and flown to Cherbourg, France and shipped to the USA.
The aircraft was assigned to the US Navy for tests and evaluation, between 1945 to 1948.

After tests, the Dornier was put into storage
In 1961 it was transfered from the Navy to
the Smithsonian, and remained in storage for
In October 1974 the aircraft was returned to
Dornier in West Germany for complete rebuild

After its restoration, the Dornier was put
on display in the Deutsches Museum Munich,
West Germany for long term loan.
The aircraft was returned to the USA in 1987
and is on display at the National Air & Space
Museum, Washington D.C.

Did You Know...

The Dornier Do 335 was restored at the
Dornier Oberpfaffenhofen plant, and many
of the employees working on the restortation
worked on the same plane, during the war.

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