updates

01/06/18

Kriegstagebuch of Stab JG 77: addition of two ULTRA messages about the unit on 2 and 3 December 1943.

Invasion Watch: quote from a pilot of 3./NAG 14 about the problems caused by installing cameras in the Bf 109.

Kommando Götz: information about a sortie flown on 31 March 1945.

Geschwader Bongart: action at Dun-le-Poëllier on 11 June, a newspaper quote for 24 July and an account of a Resistance ambush on 30 July 1944 (this last item thanks to Greg Skaggs).

Kommando Koch: quote from a prisoner about jamming of radars during raids on Malta; Italian report of German aircraft using radar to locate a submarine.

Kommando Kunkel: several small additions.

Kettenhund radar jammer: additional quote from a British report on the equipment.

Kommando Olga: addition about Ltn. Ernst Suchy (thanks to the latest updating of deZeng and Stankey's invaluable work on Luftwaffe officers' career summaries).

1.(F)/100: additions to the appendix on pilots and aircraft.

Layout, link and typing corrections.

 

28/03/18

1940 losses: three new pages of ULTRA loss and damage reports from Norway in April and May 1940.

A new article about Kommando Kunkel, November 1943–July 1944.

Extensive additions to Listening and Jamming: June 1943–August 1944, including two pages on intelligence from RAF airmen captured by a U-boat crew and two on the short-lived Biscay invasion scare of January 1944.

KGr. 100 and the Coventry Blitz: an addition about a possible warning whose meaning was not understood, along with some information about Winston Churchill's interest in the circulation of ULTRA material (including a letter to the Chief of MI6).

NSG 9: more about Ju 87 aircraft of I./SG 151 with markings in the "6Q+A_" series.

Sonderstaffel Kaatsch: addition regarding Lw.Kdo. West's shortage of suitable reconnaissance Bf 109s in late September 1944.

Additions to the page on 10./ZG 1.

Geschwader Bongart: corrected Ju 88 C-6 Werk Nummer (pointed out by edNorth and RolandF of the 12 'clock high forum); revised note about Corme-Écluse airfield.

JGr. 200: an addition about Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 441134; a small addition about the USAAF raid on Avignon, 7 August 1944.

Kommando Sommer: images appearing to show the unit's destroyed vehicles after their train was shot up on 14 February 1945 (these and much more of interest—29 minutes in all—can be found on YouTube as WW2 Erich Sommer Luftwaffe Arado 234 jet pilot, home movies).

Kommando Olga: added a precise location for the crash of Ju 188 A3+QD (thanks to Bart Beckers and Cynrik De Decker)

Numerous corrections to typing, links and page layouts.

 

23/01/18

New article: Kommando Koch, July 1942–May 1943.

Numerous additions to Listening and Jamming: June 1943–August 1944.

1.(F)/123: information from Allied photo-reconnaissance of Hohn on 25 April 1945.

Geschwader Bongart: a link to images of Re. 2002, W.Nr. 1222 (discovered by Marc-André Haldimann).

He 111 Torpedo Operations: July–August 1940: some additions and corrections.

Various minor corrections to typing, links and page layouts.

 

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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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