Remarks by Chris Pinn: "This aircraft was build as a Ju 290 A-4, coded PI+PS, and was delivered to the Luftwaffe on September 15, 1943. It became a prototype for the A-7 version in 1944, recoded A3+HB.
The picture shows the aircraft, named Alles Kaputt (Everything Destroyed), just prior to its transatlantic
flight to the USA. It left Paris-Orly, France, on July 28, 1945 and
arrived at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, via the Azores on the
31st. The untypical teardrop fairing behind the cockpit housed the
antenna for a US radio compass which was fitted for this flight.
The aircraft was transferred to Freeman Field, Seymour, Indiana,
USA, where it received the Foreign Equipment number FE-3400, and
was test-flown, like several other captured German aircraft.
The aircraft was scrapped after testing. Unfortunately for aviation
historians the last existing Ju 290 was also scrapped in 1953 after
serving with the Spanish AF."