For those of you from parts of the world other than New Zealand, and so who couldn’t be there to see it first hand, this is footage from www.aviationfilm.comof the rebuilt Mosquito KA114 on it’s first flight at Ardmore, Auckland on September 29 this year.
I have to admit that I had heard of Rudel but I wasn’t really that familiar with his actual combat acheivements but that is really impressive. That sort of makes him the Michael Wittmann of the air. Pretty impressive for the much maligned Ju87.
This is from 2003 but I’ve only just come across this. The bit at the beginning gives all the background and then it’s just footage of the recovered wreck which is in amazingly good condition for half a century at the bottom of a lake.