updates

31/12/15

Luftwaffe loss reports, May–December 1940: the fifth instalment, one page covering October.

KG 100, ULTRA and the Coventry Blitz: a note about the special Whitley bombers assigned to the Wireless Intelligence Development Unit; and a substantial rewrite of the page about Operation MEDIUM, identifying a possible cause for the destruction of German navigational beam station "SPREE."

Various layout corrections.

 

19/11/15

Luftwaffe loss reports, May–December 1940: the fourth instalment, two pages covering September.

KG 100, ULTRA and the Coventry Blitz: a new page about the joint RAF/RN Operation MEDIUM, during which a German navigational beam station was destroyed.

Geschwader Bongart: an addition about the attack on St. Donat-sur-l'Herbasse on 15 June 1944.

Minor layout corrections.

 

04/10/15

Luftwaffe loss reports, May–October 1940: the third instalment, two pages covering August.

Air raid damage: a new page on I./SKG 10's losses from 6–13 June 1944.

Staffel Kaatsch: identification of "Tessains" as Tessens and update to map, thanks to Yves Michelet.

Jagdgruppe 200: added information about Uffz. Gustav-Wilhem Ohmert's flying with the 1. Staffel in the period 3–25 July 1944. (My thanks to 12 o'clock High Forum member "Karl" for pointing me to this material).

Kommando Olga: a small addition about the fitting of tail-warning radar on Ju 188 Z6+DL of 6.(F)/123.

 

28/08/15

Luftwaffe loss reports, May–October 1940: the second instalment, four pages covering July.

I./JG 4 leaves Belgium: a new page detailing 15 Bf 109 G-14 lost or damaged while the Gruppe was withdrawing to Germany.

NSG 9: addition regarding Uffz. Karl Oefele.

Markings and camouflage: another reference to fighters' yellow nose markings in 1940.

ULTRA and the Coventry Blitz: new information about fears that a proposed German transmitter would jam their own navigational beams.

Geschwader Bongart: additions about Major von dem Bongart's first appearance in France in July 1940 and the bombing of Dortan, four years later.

Addition of a page count to the home page (530 pages so far).

Yet more work on format and appearance of pages, plus minor corrections.

 

05/08/15

Major and somewhat obsessive effort to get everything displaying as intended, in a sans-serif font. All kinds of minor corrections along the way.

 

31/07/15

Luftwaffe loss reports, May–October 1940: the first part of a new article on Ultra reports mentioning lost, missing and damaged aircraft during the Battle of France and Battle of Britain.

Geschwader Bongart: a mission by IV./KG 100 on 19 June 1944 (thanks to information in a new book by Jean-Louis Roba).

Green's last kill: changes to the conclusions, based on new information about salvaged aircraft at Bonn-Hangelar; a new page about Ofw. Jürgen Campsen of NSG 1.

Markings and camouflage: new page added with several items from 1940.

ULTRA and the Battle of Britain: some changes to the introduction.

Adlertag: additions about a proposal to bomb the RAF's home airfields during the Battle of France and German units ordering self-destruct charges for their aircraft.

KGr. 100, first weeks in France: various minor amendments and corrections.

KGr. 100, Ultra and the Coventry Blitz: more about the 2./KG 1 Heinkel that crashed on Johnson Road, Bromley in November 1940; various minor corrections.

He 111 Torpedo Operations: a small addition about KGr. 126 aircraft at Marx.

Many layout corrections.

 

18/06/15

10./ZG 1: a new page about Teilkommando 5./196 (J) Brest-Süd.

The last days of 3./NAG 13: timeline of the American advance into Bavaria added.

Staffel Kaatsch: a map of operations and a revised page layout.

Kommando Götz: small additions regarding operations on 4 January and 21 March 1945.

Operation Dragoon: a little more about Seenotstaffel 3 and its plans to withdraw from France.

ULTRA and the Coventry Blitz: information added about ULTRA's revelation of Knickebein and German plans to bomb British cross-channel guns.

Geschwader Bongart: a note about a German propaganda attempt to link the Haute Savoie Maquis with a serial killer in Paris; a small revision regarding damaged Re. 2002s at Lyon-Bron.

SG 4: Last Battles in Italy: correction of the name of Uffz. Günter Panknin (as per German war graves records).

Extensive layout corrections throughout the site (but no doubt I'll find more).

 

01/05/15

A new (short) article on the last days of 3./NAG 13.

3./NAG 13 in May 1944: something about the circumstances of the loss of Bf 109 G-8 W.Nr. 710124.

Operation Dragoon: a note about an Fw 190 of 2./NAG 13 (thanks to Peter van Gogh); more about the loss of a Do 24 to a Mosquito intruder on 15 August 1944.

Geschwader Bongart: more about 2./FAG 5's operation on 4 July 1944.

Using ULTRA: more about online access to the DEFE3 series files.

1.(F)/100: information on a further mission on 22 April 1945.

 

01/03/15

Kommando Götz: more about operations on 11 February 1945.

I./JG 2 in Italy: discovery of a wreck from the 454th BG's combat on 3 March 1944.

SG 4 in Italy: the fate of a 324th FG pilot in the combat of 13 May 1944.

Kommando Olga: identification of 6.(F)/123's Z6+DL as a Ju 188, and the aircraft's fate.

Operation Dragoon: more about converting II./KG 26's aircraft for bombing; more about Seenotstaffel 3 and its aircraft; more about events on 13 and 14 August 1944; the loss of a Do 24 SE of Dijon; the evacuation of aircraft on 19 August and 20 August; orders for reconnaissance on 22 August; Seenotkdo. Berre's transfer orders; correction to Appendix 2; and a note added to Appendix 3: Orders of Battle.

Geschwader Bongart: a note about operations on 5 August 1944; details of another He 46 of the III. Gruppe; a contact between Oberst von dem Bongart and NJ Staffel Norwegen.

Many corrections to layouts and typos.

 

24/01/15

10./ZG 1: several additions about operations in January and February 1944, including escorts for returning U-boats.

Geschwader Bongart: additions about the bombing of Guéret and the abduction of two U-boat officers.

Kommando Olga: map of operations over Holland and Belgium on 23 January 1945 and a page about Fhj.-Fw. Heinz Hauck's time with 6.(F)/123.

Operation Dragoon: information from the US Navy and a German radar station about anti-shipping raids on 16, 17, 18, 20 and 21 August 1944; more about USN claims of three Ju 52s on 21 August (thanks to Ronnie Olsthoorn and Georg Schlaug).

Markings and camouflage: an August 1944 message about the imminent delivery of Fw 190 and Bf 109 aircraft with unpainted lower surfaces.

Jagdgeschwader recognition bands: expanded text of a signal about the "transfer of further fighter forces … into the Reich … to cause [the enemy] such heavy losses that he is forced to give up the systematic destruction of the armaments industry."

KG 51 fighter operations: corrections regarding the fates of Oblt. Heinz Lehmann and Uffz. Horst Sanio (information courtesy of Jaap Woortmann).

The Arado 234 in Norway and Denmark: added a plan of Stavanger-Sola aerodrome.

Many minor corrections.

 

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