31 March 2019

Geschwader Bongart: additional material regarding Glières; a "special operation" by 9./SG 4 from Valence on 5 June 1944; the Battle of Guéret (thanks to the continuing efforts of Philippe Canonne); the later career of Bongart's Obltn. Higgelke, Kapitän of the 13. Staffel; a Kriegsmarine reference to Operation CADILLAC; sorties against Murat on 15 August.

I./JG 2 in Italy: extracts from Ob. SW daily situation reports.

Kommando Koch: various additions, mainly about No. 89 Squadron operations from Malta.

Kommando Rastedter: more about Thetis decoys (January 1944) Naxos (February) and the vulnerability of Allied systems (March).

Invasion Watch: several additions from Kriegsmarine sources including reconnaissance results from the early months of 1944.

Staffel Kaatsch: various small additions including reconnaissance of the Franco-Italian border by Luftflotte 2 in August 1944.

JGr. 200: a table of pilots' victory clams.

III./SG 4 and the Battle for Normandy: expanded to include (amongst other things) more about live-fire exercises early in 1944 and operations in response to the Invasion.

Kampfgruppe 100, the first weeks in France: various additiona including a German assessment of the first attack on Castle Bromwich.

KGr. 100 and the Coventry Blitz: German reports on damage casued by Operation Medium; figures for bomb tonnages dropped on Coventry and Birmingham; some duplicated material removed.

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: a German communiqué about a raid on Hull; the attack on Paris, 26 August 1944, additions about AA and civil defences.

Corrections to typos and layouts, changes to pagination.

25 January 2019

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: three new pages about the raid on Paris on 26/27 August 1944; additions about the abortive attack on Bristol on 14/15 May 1944; more about the Kettenhund jamming transmitter.

Kommando Koch: extensive new material on the unit's operations; more about the loss of an He 111 of Führungskette Fl.Kps. X; anti-jamming operations by the RAF's Nos. 49 and 86 Squadrons; a new page on British development from 1941 of systems to home on jamming aircraft; characteristics of the German Kobold jamming set.

Kommando Rastedter: a year-end assessment for 1943; more about development of the Roderich jammer and various smaller additions; a new page about radar-monitoring operations over the North Sea in Summer 1944.

Heinz Hauck and 6.(F)/123: an additional paragraph about suspected radars on Mediterranean fishing boats.

Sonderstaffel Kaatsch: numerous additions concerning the unit's operations during September 1944.

Geschwader Bongart: some information about the French Resistance's own airpower; an Re. 2002 abandoned at Reims.

II./SG 10 in Yugoslavia: an addition about Ogefr. Franz Antes.

This year's additions and corrections to this site are listed opposite, with the most recent at the top.

As ever, updates won't appear to a schedule: this isn't a job, I'm doing it for fun.

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