Tag Archives: Messerschmitt Me 262

Who ‘Shot’ down the First Me 262 Jet Fighter?

Credit for the first Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter to be ‘brought down’ in combat belongs to Joseph Myers and Manford Crory of the P-47D-equipped 78th Fighter Group, who manoeuvred a 1./KG 51 machine into the ground on August 28, 1944. The German pilot survived.  No shots were fired by both sides.  It happened again on […]

Who Killed the First Jet Fighter?

Many consider the Messerschmitt Me 262 to be the world’s first jet fighter.  Two years before the Me 262 took to the air there was another jet fighter that was in fact the first – it was the Heinkel He 280.  ‘Who Killed the First Jet Fighter’ is a two part series now showing at Aerocinema.com. […]