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HMS Reaper D82 (1944)

#otd British escort carrier HMS Reaper D82 underway, she was ex-USS Winjah CVE-54, 9 July 1944. She served in the Royal Navy from 1944 to 1946. HMS Reaper was responsible for bringing to the United States from Cherbourg many examples of former German Luftwaffe aircraft captured by the American military's Operation Lusty, such as the sole examples of the Arado Ar 234 jet reconnaissance bomber, and the Heinkel He 219 night fighter. #hmsreaper #d82 #usswinjah #cve54 #ar234 #he219 #wwii #royalnavy #navalsafari #aviationsafari #aviationpreservation #boneyardsafari


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