Views of captured Me 262 factory at Walpersberg, Kahla, Germany, near the end of World War 2
Germany Date:1945, April 18 Duration:2 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Scenes of captured site where Me 262 jet aircraft were assembled by Flugzeugwerke Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring (or Goering) (REIMAHG) in an old porcelain sand mine in the Walpersberg mountain, near Kahla. Germany. (The secret project was codenamed "Lachs" or Salmon). View of a tunnel entrance, from inside. .A partial Me 262 with wings, is silhouetted against tunnel entrance and several in stages of assembly can be seen darkly inside.a bombproof bunker. A middle/rear fuselage of an Me 262 is seen on a wagon outside the bunker buildings. Two bombproof bunker buildings are seen on their own. A tall derrick crane is seen moving objects from the facility. (Existing mining tunnels within the Walpersberg razorback mountain were expanded for production and bombproof buildings were constructed around its perimeter. An inclined lift was used to raise Me 262's from the perimeter building area to the top of the mountain, where a takeoff strip had been created for delivery of the aircraft to the Luftwaffe. The U.S. Army occupied the site on April 12th 1945, and reportedly removed enough partial assemblies and parts to produce five Me 262s for testing and research.)
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