UPDATES

This year's additions and corrections to the 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.


updates

2 September 2021

Unternehmen »Paula«: additional decrypt from 24 May 1940.

Armistice to Eagle Day: addition about technical adjustments to six Ju 87 R-2 (27 July 1940).

KGr. 100: a request for reports on operational experiences with Knickebein.

1940 losses: addition about the crash of a Do 17 on 14 September.

KGr. 100, ULTRA and the Coventry Blitz: Seekriegsleitung diary entry about Operation Medium.

Kommando Rastedter: a report on use of the »Aphrodite« radar decoy,

I./JG 2 in Italy: more about the the death of Uffz. Walter Heiden on 14 March 1944, the combats on 19 March; revisions to the conclusions, the list of pilots and the map; various amendments throughout (with particular thanks to Neil Page, Erik Mombeeck and the work of Jochen Prien for helping to make sense of an ULTRA decrypt).

Invasion Watch: a Seekriegsleitung assessment of 5 June and two additions to the Postscript.

SG 4 Normandy: more about operations on 9 June 1944.

Geschwader Bongart: the reported crash of a bomber near Limoges and more about the abduction of two naval officers.

Staffel Kaatsch: report of a reconnaissance of Briançon on 21 September 1944.

Jagdgeschwader recognition markings: advice of 22 December 1944 to 9. SS-Panzer Division about new fuselage bands.

6 July 2021

1940 losses: changes and additions to 24 April; 12 May; 11 June 12; 27 July; 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 29 August; and 1, 2, 8 and 12 September.

KGr. 100: additions to 31 August and 2–12 September 1940 about a Knickebein training course, a missing crew and indents for equipment).

Armistice to Eagle Day: fixed link to a short page about Erpr. Gr. 210.

Kommando Koch: air raid casualties suffered at Grosseto in 1943.

Kommando Kunkel: strength figures for 15 February 1944.

Kommando Rastedter: additions to June 1943, February, May and June 1944 and Radar Decoys.

New page on the Starnberg W/T jammer and Düppel chaff.

10./ZG 1: strength figures for 15 February 1944.

SG 4 in Normandy: the scenario for an invasion exercise in July 1943, involving SG 101.

Geschwader Bongart: extract from a German memorandum on glider-borne attacks.

Various minor corrections.

12 May 2021

ULTRA and Adlertag: additions from German naval situation reports; identification of target numbers (thanks to Chris Going).

Kampfgruppe 100, the first weeks in France: additions about the construction of Knickebein and Wotan installations at Beaumont-Hague.

Kommando Koch: a possible WIM-station at Filiates, Greece; the Sestriere convoy of 4–7 October 1942; Italian reports on the loss of the tanker Proserpina; additions regarding the meeting between Field Marshals Cavallero and Kesselring in Tatoi in August 1942.

I./JG 2 in Italy: additions and corrections about Fw. Hans Linzen and Fw. Werner Kilchling; a possible "new" 3./JG 2 pilot, Uffz. Walter Heiden.

JGr. 200: two film stills showing a wrecked JGr. 200 Bf 109 G-6 at Valence; addtions about Uffz. Walter Cöster (14 July and 7 August 1944); Uffz. Josef Scheits; Stabsgefr. Günther Eicke and Gefr. Helmut Stache.

Geschwader Bongart: additions about Ofw. Wilhelm Paul 7; Fw. Heinz Schertag; the loss of a W.34; new information regarding actions on 16 June and 11 July 1944 (thanks yet again to Philippe Cannone).

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: additions to the account of raids on Paris on 26 August and 26 December 1944 (the latter thanks to Peter Taghon).

5 March 2021

Geschwader Bongart: two German accounts (thanks to Alain Cerri) of bombing of the Glières Plateau; Bongart: a new section about the unit's Operations Officer, Maj. Dr. Ochs (thanks to Vince Ochs); a new table of organisation as of 22.07.44; note about Ofw. Karl Zobe; added photo of Re. 2002 W.Nr. 1283; additions to acknowledgements and sources.

Operation Dragoon: a note on Ju 188 W.Nr. 280237 of 1.(F)/33.

The Bf 109 H and 5.(F)/123: information on testing at Memmingen (thanks to Steve Coates).

Raid damage reports: note about report of Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 740723 (thanks to JimP and Marc-André Haldimann); I./KG 66 aircraft damaged at Montdidier on 12 June 1944.

Armistice to Eagle Day: amended conclusions.

ULTRA and Adlertag: quotes from naval situation reports and (thanks to Chris Going) identification of some target numbers.

Kommando Koch: new material throughout on jamming reported by No. 221 Squadron and other RAF units.

Kommando Rastedter: additions about the Metox and Hagenuk radar warning receivers.

Kommando Kunkel: addition about the fate of the Kommando's aircraft and personnel.

Invasion Watch (April–June 1944): an addition regarding Bf 109 W.Nr. 20355.

Kampfflieger Vol. IV: an RAF veteran's account of one consequence of the raid on Bari

SG 4 Normandy: more on KG 54's supply drops to radar station Distelfink on 9 and 12 June 1944.

JGr. 200: addition about an anti-partisan action by Luftwaffe Flak and signals personnel from Aix-les-Milles aerodrome.

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