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Junkers JU-52 back in Portugal 
 
   
 
Saturday July 15th, the Junkers arrived safely back in Portugal. 

Thanks to some sterling
work from Strand
Shipping Co., based in
Mo i Rana, we got an
affordable price for the
shipment of the Ju52
down to Portugal. 

The airplane was
brought into the holds of
the dutch ship “Aaltje
Jacoba” in the early
morning of July 1st. A
team from Bodø Air
Station, Bodø Aviation
Historical Society and
the museum did the
work of making
everything ready for
shipment. The onloading
of all the components
went without damage of
any sorts. To ensure a
safe voyage the wings
and fuselage got a
separate hold, these
being the most fragile
parts. 

As our specialist for the
unloading in Portugal, we sent Capt. Svenn Larsen to arrange
everything. At the time of the arrival in Portugal, he had everything
ready and waiting: four trucks were waiting on the docks, and the
Ju52 could then be loaded straight from the ship and onto the
trucks. The road transport went without problems and the Junkers
is now residing at Alverca. 

More than five years of work is now at an end.