Does anyone know of any books which were published after World War 2 containing photographs of captured German / Japanese / Italian aircraft? I know that there were public displays of captured aircraft in both the UK and the USA after the war. I was wondering if anyone ever published photographs of the equipment. Thanks in advance.
By far the most comprehensive reference on this subject (mentioned by TForward) is 'War Prizes,' by Butler (Midland Counties Publications [UK], 1994; 320 pages). Other good books on captured Luftwaffe aircraft are 'The Captive Luftwaffe,' by West (Putnam Aeronautical series [unnumbered]; Putnam [UK], 1978; 147 pages); 'Les Avions Allemands aux Couleurs Francaises, Tome 1,' by Ricco and Soumille (Editions Lela Presse [France], 1997; in French; 105 pages); and 'Les Avions Allemands aux Couleurs Francaises, Tome 2,' by Ricco, Soumille and Courrier (Editions Lela Presse [France], 1997; in French; 92 pages).
The two 'Strangers in a Strange Land' volumes mentioned by TForward:
Stapfer: 'Strangers in a Strange Land' (Squadron/Signal [USA], 1988;
Stapfer and Kuenzle: 'Strangers in a Strange Land, Vol. II: Escape to Neutrality' (Squadron/Signal [USA], 1992; 80 pages)
cover only Allied aircraft captured by the Germans or Swiss, respectively.
Both places had captured test aircraft and Anacostia did have a display. The famous white FW-190 with red nose was based at Pax River. The thing is there are far more captured aircraft than were at either base in the Navy RG's at NARA, my suspicion is the Navy sent photographers to all the various displays and that's how they ended up in the Navy photo files.