The resurrection of ‘Weisse Eins’



Prologue: Luftwaffe Unteroffizier (Corporal) Heinz Orlowski was shot down Feb. 9, 1945, over Nazi-occupied Norway’s Fordefjord during an Allied raid of 32 Beaufighters, 10 Mustangs, and two search and rescue aircraft intent on destroying the German destroyer Z33 and support ships holed up in the fjord. Pitting his Focke Wulf 190F-8 “White One” against an RAF Mustang, both aircraft took hits.

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Control Rod Rigger introduced


Greatest Generation Aircraft (GGA), a non-profit foundation at Meacham Field in Fort Worth, recently purchased a new tool, the Control Rod Rigger, for restoration projects. The Control Rod Rigger is used to preserve the exact length of the control rod when replacing or cleaning old control rod ends.

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