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The Luftwaffe pilot who gave a brand new FW-190 fighter to the British, in June 1942 - accidentally


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Armin Faber was his name - and his name would have no doubt been uttered in disgust, amongst the Nazis and the Luftwaffe.

 

His piloting and dogfighting skills were pretty good - but he obviously only just made the grade, on his map-reading and navigational tests.

 

The most incredible part of the whole story is how a British airfield duty pilot climbed aboard his FW-190 after his landing, and arrested him with a flare gun! - because the British airfield staff were deemed to not need firearms!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armin_Faber

 

Armin Faber was sent to Canada as POW, but conned the Canadians into believing he had epilepsy - so he was repatriated to Germany because of "ill health".

Faber promptly returned to flying duties with the Luftwaffe (which was most certainly no longer the potent Luftwaffe he had previously known).

 

https://fcafa.com/2011/10/26/unintentional-gift/

 

Edited by onetrack
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