Monday, April 22, 2013

Apr

22

1943

German Me 323 transport plane fleet shot down

The Me 321 glider was developed into the Me 323 Gigant transport aircraft with the addition of 6 engines.

While the Germans had complete command of the skies the Me 321, and later the Me 323, were to prove their worth in transporting heavy equipment over the vast distances of Russia. When the German campaign in North Africa began to unravel, the Me 323 was pressed into service to transport men and munitions between Tunisia and Sicily.