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PostPosted: 04 Jan 2022, 20:48 
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Hello all,

I have read that at least one Junkers w.34 airliner was acquired by the SAAF during the war. I have seen no photo evidence nor official record and assume the other confused it with the more prevalent Ju-52. However my question remains, did any Junkers W.34 serve in the SAAF and if so, what was the color scheme? Thank you and best wishes for a happy new year!
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DeeJay wrote:
Hello all,

I have read that at least one Junkers w.34 airliner was acquired by the SAAF during the war. I have seen no photo evidence nor official record and assume the other confused it with the more prevalent Ju-52. However my question remains, did any Junkers W.34 serve in the SAAF and if so, what was the color scheme? Thank you and best wishes for a happy new year!
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I don't think the JU W.34 served in the SAAF but that is just an opinion. Two JU. W.34's were transfered from Union Airways to SAA ZS-AEB WU W.34F1 was written off 14 Dec 1933 in a crash in a cane field near Eshowe killing Capt F H Hiscock, the crew of two and 3 of the 5 passengers, leaving ZS-AEC JU W.34 F1 to SAA. Whether this latter a/c went to the SAAF I am not sure.


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PostPosted: 05 Jan 2022, 17:59 
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Thank you!


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I also do not have a Junkers w.34 as in service with the SAAF.

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Dean wrote:
I also do not have a Junkers w.34 as in service with the SAAF.

Thank you very much sir!


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According to the late Dave Becker's book Yellow Wings wherein he lists all the aircraft impressed into service with the SAAF during WW2, no mention is made of the Junkers W-34.

Interestingly two Junkers F-13 aircraft from SAA were impressed into the SAAF, ex ZS-ADR and ZS-ABU.

Other Junkers aircraft, Ju52/3m, Ju86-z-5 and Ju86k-1 were also impressed into SAAF service.

The late Dave Becker was a thorough historian and I will take his word on these matters regarding the SAAF.


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AT6C wrote:
According to the late Dave Becker's book Yellow Wings wherein he lists all the aircraft impressed into service with the SAAF during WW2, no mention is made of the Junkers W-34.

Interestingly two Junkers F-13 aircraft from SAA were impressed into the SAAF, ex ZS-ADR and ZS-ABU.

Other Junkers aircraft, Ju52/3m, Ju86-z-5 and Ju86k-1 were also impressed into SAAF service.

The late Dave Becker was a thorough historian and I will take his word on these matters regarding the SAAF.



Thank you and I will review Mr. Becker's book!


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