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Richard T Eger
04-22-2002, 11:51 AM
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jerry Brewer
Beute Park 5 in Nanterre
Sun Apr 7 18:18:41 2002
195.92.67.72

Hi,
Does anyone know how many of these parks were in existance, where they were, what was their uses ?
Thanks if anyone can help

Richard T Eger
04-22-2002, 11:53 AM
From TOCH!:

Larry deZeng
Beutelager
Mon Apr 8 13:27:13 2002
152.163.197.207


Beutepark d.Lw. 1 (FpN: L 26481): in the Luftflotte 3 area (France and the Low Countries), but exact location unknown; probably in northeastern France or Belgium.
Beutepark d.Lw. 2 (FpN: L 23426): existed Jul 41 to Sep 43 for Barbarossa and then disbanded; located at Brest-Litovsk in eastern Poland.
Beutepark d.Lw. 3 (FpN: L 23997): existed Jul 41 to Apr 43 for Barbarossa and then disbanded; mainly at Nikolayev/Ukraine; all or elements of it appear to have moved forward to Rostov in late summer 42.
Beutepark d.Lw. 4 (FpN: L 38548): existed Jul 41 to Apr 44 for Barbarossa and then disbanded; located at Lvov/South Poland.
Beutepark d.Lw. 5 (FpN: L 02941): existed Jul 41 to c. Feb 45; from Jul 41 to summer 44 located at Paris-Nanterre and then withdrew to an unknown location in Germany.
Beutepark d.Lw. 7 (FpN: L 00322): existed Jul 41 to fall 43 for Barbarossa and then disbanded; located at Vilnius (Wilna)/Lithuania.
Lw. Beute-Endlager 3 GL (FpN: L 24355): existed summer 40 to spring 43; no other information.

A Beutepark was essentially a salvage yard for captured aviation hardware. They dispatched salvage sections and teams with trucks to pick up captured aircraft parts and scrap assembled at collection airfields throughout their area of responsibility. At the Beutepark, the salvaged equipment was sorted and separated into that which could be repaired, overhauled and re-used, and that which was declared scrap and then sent to a smelter. A typical Beutepark had a relatively small German staff and employed a thousand or more foreign workers.

For more details see: Stapfer, Hans-Heiri. "Strangers in a Strange Land". Carrollton (TX): Squadron/Signal Publications, 1988. ISBN: 0-89747-198-9. Oversize Pb with laminated cover. 80p. Heavily illus. This book provides coverage and photos of Beutelager 5 in France.

(Larry)

Richard T Eger
04-22-2002, 11:53 AM
From TOCH!:

jerry brewer
Many thanks for the detailed reply
Mon Apr 8 19:36:10 2002
195.92.67.75

Richard T Eger
04-06-2003, 03:02 PM
From 12 O'Clock High!:

jerry brewer
Hangar photo of captured typhoons/spitfires nr Paris
Sat Feb 22 18:23:52 2003
195.92.67.66

Hi
Please see the link below to my message and photo of a hangar with typhoons and spitfires near paris 44
Anyone know of the luftwaffe test unit involved in rebuilding the a/c or the location of the airfield.
Cheers
Jerry

http://pub131.ezboard.com/fallboutwarfarefrm31.showMessage?topicID=1860.topi c

Richard T Eger
04-06-2003, 03:02 PM
From TOCH!:

GŁnter T
LW facility near Paris
Sun Feb 23 03:29:50 2003
142.161.0.91

The Luftwaffe operated Beutepark 5 (Captured Equipment Park number 5)at Paris-Nanterre. This was not a German airfield but the largest of a complex of salvage facilities in France and Belgium used to turn shot down Allied aircraft into raw materials for the German war effort. Beutepark 5 was abandoned to advancing Allied troops in mid August 1944.
A small number of Allied aircraft were also rebuilt (at a variety of sites) and test flown. Most test programs were carried out at Rechlin near Berlin. Some flightworthy aircraft ended up with KG200 on clandestine missions.
Hope this helps.

Guenter

Richard T Eger
04-06-2003, 03:03 PM
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jerry brewer
LW facility near Paris
Sun Feb 23 08:48:39 2003
195.92.67.75

Hi GŁnter
Thanks for the reply, so the site was not on an airfield, Is there an exact location for the beutepark?
Cheers
Jerry

Richard T Eger
04-06-2003, 03:04 PM
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CJE
Nanterre
Sun Feb 23 11:15:34 2003
193.252.171.107

Nanterre is a suburb west of Paris, the main area of which is now called Paris-La Dťfense.

Richard T Eger
04-06-2003, 03:04 PM
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jerry brewer
Nanterre
Sun Feb 23 21:29:01 2003
195.92.67.67

Hi
Thanks I know where La Dťfense is , Had the pleasure of driving through it once when I took a wrong turn ,it was interesting !
Hopefully a few more photos may turn up one day of all the a/c.
Cheers
Jerry