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The Camp Rattle Photo Gallery

On this page, you'll find images contributed by Frank Dorsey, a former member of Battery A, depicting "Camp Rattle," the Americans' name for the Luftwaffe airdrome at Unter Biberg, Germany (designated Airfield R-85), just south of Munich. Technical note: If your browser supports JavaScript, you can view a larger version of each photo by clicking on the "Enlarge the Photo" button; otherwise, just click on the smaller image to load a larger one. Any former members who can add to the captions are invited to send information to the Webmaster.

SKIPPY WITH AN A-6 (7K)


Skippy with an A-6


John ("Skippy") Kalter at Camp Rattle with an A-6 "Texan" advanced trainer, September 1945

25K JPEG (449 pixels wide by 292 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, A Battery.

P-61 AT CAMP RATTLE (7K)


P-61 at Camp Rattle


A P-61 "Black Widow" on the tarmac at Camp Rattle, September 1945.

25K JPEG (524 pixels wide by 284 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, A Battery.

P-51 MUSTANG AT CAMP RATTLE (4K)


Mustang on the Tarmac


A P-51 Mustang and an unidentified member of the batallion.

15K JPEG (319 pixels wide by 239 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, A Battery.

WRECKAGE AT CAMP RATTLE (4K)

End of the Luftwaffe


Some Luftwaffe aircraft wrecks at Camp Rattle, September 1945. In a few short weeks, German civilians would be paid to help American GIs to burn American aircraft. Members of the battalion assisted in the destruction of B-17s at various airfields in the Munich area.

20K JPEG (539 pixels wide by 311 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, A Battery.

DO335 AT CAMP RATTLE(4K)


Dornier 335


A Do335 at Camp Rattle, where American pilots actually flew the experimental craft, which had two engines, one in the front and another in the tail.

18K JPEG (570 pixels wide by 323 pixels high).

Photo reprinted courtesy Frank Dorsey, A Battery.


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