WWII Photo D5
In the background, American soldiers are seen examining a
combination of German airplanes called Mistel 2. The larger plane
is a German Junkers JU-88 which was filled with explosives. It was radio
controlled. The smaller piggyback plane is a German Focke-Wulf FW 190.
The pilot flown FW 190 guided the combination and radio released the
JU-88 at the target. Many bridges were destroyed in front of
advancing Allies in the closing days of the war by the Mistel 2 and another
combination known as the Mistel 1. The Mistel 1 was a combination of a Messerschmitt
Bf-109 piggyback on an explosive filled JU 88. This photo is
believed to be at Meresburg a major airfield west of Leipzig. Information
furnished by photographer and WWII historian, Ralf Klodt.