Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Owl). [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Front head-on view, close-up, of a Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Owl) nightfighter. Photo taken of a captured example, pictured at Freeman Field, Indiana after WWII. Number 15 painted on the prop blades indicates 'FE-612,' which was shipped to the US as aircraft number 15 on HMS Reaper. FE-612 was an He 219 A-5 prototype, Werknummer 290060.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Heinkel 219 (Night fighter plane)
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • World War, 1939-1945

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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