Author Topic: Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) escapes to Switzerland at end of WWII  (Read 763 times)

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Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) escapes to Switzerland at end of WWII
« on: January 16, 2022, 01:56:52 AM »
Random idea, just to justify some model ideas.

What if at the end of the war, the Me262s and FW-190D-9/D-11s of Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) were to escape en masse to Switzerland?  From what I understand, they were based (or partially based) at Innsbruck at the end of the war which is very close to Switzerland.  Perhaps to avoid the advancing Russians and because of uncertainty over how the Western allies might handle them the entire unit (incl ground support) heads to Switzerland and claims asylum.  Later on they become Swiss citizens and form part of the Swiss Air Force.

Either way, an excuse to see some Me262s and late model FW-190s in Swiss markings....
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Re: Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) escapes to Switzerland at end of WWII
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2022, 01:57:23 AM »
BTW, I also considered Liechtenstein but given they don't even have a runway int he country it might be a tad difficult...
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Re: Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) escapes to Switzerland at end of WWII
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2022, 02:06:59 AM »
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Re: Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) escapes to Switzerland at end of WWII
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2022, 06:40:25 PM »
 :smiley:

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Re: Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) escapes to Switzerland at end of WWII
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2022, 06:15:06 AM »
Maybe Doras in the overall silver scheme seen on Swiss Mustangs? For sideviews and a backstory ...

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