The history of the five Komets shipped to the USA for evaluation is only partly documented. Here some pieces of the puzzle are presented.
Luigi Mazzola from Italy kindly supplied this unique document listing all 'T2' aircraft and engines on 15 August 1946.
The five Komet entries are copied here:
|AIRCRAFT TYPE||T-2#||ENGINE||ENGINE NUMBERS||REMARKS||LOCATION|
|ME-163B||500||109-509A-1||Transferred from Freeman Field||Muroc AFB|
|ME-163B||495||None||Transferred from Freeman Field||AAF 1230 SO|
|ME-163||503||109-509A-1||Awaiting shipment to Bell Aircraft||Tech Ops|
|ME-163V-24K||502||109-509A-1||Salvage recommended||Bldg. 549|
|ME-163||501||109-509A-0||Salvage recommended||Bldg. 549|
Below the entries are rearranged in FE-number order, with the aircraft type and engine number left out:
|FE or T2||German ID||Engine||Remarks||Location|
|495||None||Transferred from Freeman Field||AAF 1230 SO||see FE-495 / White 42 page on this site|
|500||109-509A-1||Transferred from Freeman Field||Muroc AFB||see FE-500 page on this site|
|501||109-509A-0||Salvage recommended||Bldg. 549|
|502||V-24K||109-509A-1||Salvage recommended||Bldg. 549||if this is V-24 then the WNr is (16)310033 / GH+IC of which no German records are known|
|503||109-509A-1||Awaiting shipment to Bell Aircraft||Tech Ops|