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Berlin – Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin – motive power depot 03
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Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin ("German Museum of Technology") was founded in 1982 in Berlin, Germany, and exhibits a large collection of historical technical artifacts. The museum’s main emphasis is on rail transport, but it also features exhibits of various sorts of industrial technology. Recently, it has opened both maritime and aviation exhibition halls. The museum also contains a science center called Spectrum.

On May 15, 2002, a special exhibition opened which featured the inventions of computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, including a reproduction of the Z1.

It is located in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, in buildings formerly part of the freight depot attached to the Anhalter Bahnhof. The building’s famous C-47 ‚Raisinbomber‘ Skytrain can be seen with ease from the top of the Fernsehturm and in the past from a descending aircraft landing at Tempelhof Airport.

The museum contains many relics throughout, including an enormous railway collection, a large aircraft section which houses a Messerschmitt Bf 110, Flak cannon, the last Focke-Wulf Fw 200 and a V-1 flying bomb. The Cessna that Mathias Rust flew to Moscow during the cold war has also been added to the exhibition.

Latest 14055 Berlin News

RAF gravestone, Stanford-le-Hope
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stanford-le-hope RAF gravestone perhaps : 102 Squadron
Died on 04 December 1943 Age 22
BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, 8. Z. 9.
From various sources I know that 102 Sqn were operating the Halifax at this time and that the date of death coincides with a raid to Leipzig (3/4 December 1943) in which 15 Halifaxes were lost. Chris Goss wrote a history of 102 Squadron called : It’s Suicide but It’s Fun, The Story of 102 (Ceylon) Squadron 1917-1956…28103425&sr=8-2

The rear of the book contains an appendix of losses where we find this information:
3 Dec 1943 Halifax JD303 DY-S Leipzig Crashed at Luederitz, Germany
FO ELJ Key Pilot 102 Squadron
Halifax II JD303 DY-S
Op. Leipzig

Took off from Pocklington at 0017 hrs. Crashed at Luderitz, 9 km north west of Tangerhutte. Those who died were buried on 5 December at Luderitz. Their graves are now in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.


F/O. E L J. Key +
Sgt. W R. Cox +
P/O. T H. Jackson +
F/O. J A. Tippins. pow (Held Luft 1. Barth, Germany. PoW No.1766)
Sgt. G W. Guy. pow (Held Luft IVB Muhlberg, Germany. PoW No.267162)
F/S. R J. Argent +
Sgt. C W. Phillips + strangely another page of the London Gazette states that FO Key was lost on November 10 1942,a year previously. It seems the burial is in the Berlin 1939-1945 war cemetery Heerstrasse 151
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Image taken from page 168 of ‚Chełmskie. Obraz etnograficzny. (Tom. 2. Z materyałów pośmiertnych wydał I. Kopernicki.)‘
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Title: "Chełmskie. Obraz etnograficzny. (Tom. 2. Z materyałów pośmiertnych wydał I. Kopernicki.)"
Author: KOLBERG, Henryk Oskar.
Contributor: KOPERNICKI, Izydor.
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10292.i.9."
Volume: 01
Page: 168
Place of Publishing: Kraków
Date of Publishing: 1890
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 002001156

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