Wendel, Fritz; Messerschmitt, Willy; Messerschmitt Me 209 V1. [photograph]


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Willy Messerschmitt (left) congratulates Flugkapitñ Fritz Wendel (Messerschmitt's chief test pilot) as he climbs from the cockpit of Messerschmitt Me 209 V1 (r/n D-INJR) after Wendel set an absolute speed record of 469.22 mph (755.138 km/hr), Germany, April 26, 1939.

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