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23/11/17

Geschwader Bongart: expanded account of the actions on the Glières plateau (March 1944); an air attack on Tarbes (10 June); "friendly fire" incident at Saint-May (22 June); more about the bombing of Les Ollières (29 June); an action at Col de la Fayolle (5 July); more about bomb damage at Oyonnax (12 July); Monestier (13 July); German assessment of Allied supply drops (14 July); Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors (27 July); more about the bombing of Morgins (6 August); l'Alpe d'Huez (10 August); l'eau d'Olle (12 August); Cirque de St. Même and Le Poursollet (13 August); St. Remèze (16 August); St. Marcellin (22 August); extracts from the Vichy, Swiss, and clandestine French press.

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: an addition about Fl.Kps. VIII's activitiies on 5 July 1943, on the Army Group Centre front; additions to the account of the 14/15 May 1944 raid on Bristol.

Jagdgruppe 200: a small addition about Resistance forces taking a pilot prisoner on 14 July 1944 and a quotation about Free French involvement in the combat of 8 August; more about II./JG 77's action at St. Remèze on 16 August.

Kommando Sommer: revised to take account of information about attacks on Campoformido-Udine by the US 79th FG on 20 March1945 and with additions for 1, 9 and 12 April.

The Ar 234 in Norway and Denmark: information from the Japanese miltary attaché, 26 February 1945.

1.(F)/123: information from Allied photo-reconniassance of Marx in February 1945; more about the unit's transfer to Lübeck-Blankensee, 6 April 1945.

Operation Dragoon: information on wreckage of two additional aircraft from 1.(F)/33.

NSG 9: more about the use of exhaust flame dampers on Ju 87s in Africa in 1942.

Invasion Watch: small additions regarding 18 and 20 April 1944.

 

09/09/17

Kommando Sommer: five new pages, taking the account to its conclusion.

Ghost Bombers … NSG 9: information on the last posting of Oberstltn. Karl Vehmeyer; a new page with two frames from a film taken at Vicenza by the US War Department's Bureau of Public Relations and showing a Ju 87 and an Fw 190.

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: information about an He 111 transferring to the Hungarian air force; correction to the tactical markings of Obltn. Valet's Me 262 A-2.

Jagdgruppe 200: more about the pilot taken prisoner by the Resistance on 14 July 1944; information about bomb damage at Avignon on 7 August 1944.

Geschwader Bongart: correction to the Werk Nummer of a ZG 1 Ju 88 lost on 7 June 1944; possible identification of Fhr. Johann Kössler who crashed on 8 June 1944; more about the actions at Morgins, Égletons and Abondance in August 1944.

Nachtjagdstaffel Norwegen: information from Rod McKenzie about incidents in which aircraft of the unit were damaged; a reconnaissance sighting of an He 219 at Kastrup on 4 May 1945.

Markings and Camouflage: information from 1942 on the markings of a Ju 86 and a captured Hurricane.

Invasion Watch: statement by a captured German airman on 27 April 1944.

NAGr. 6: correction regarding operations on 28 February 1945.

Kommando Götz: RAF reconnaissance sightings of an Ar 234 by the runway at Rheine; correction regarding operations on 28 February 1945.

1.(F)/100: information from Andrew Arthy about two of the unit's pilots: Fw. Heider and Obltn. Heinz Schelbert.

The Ar 234 in Denmark and Norway: RAF reconnaissance sightings of Arados at Schleswig and Leck.

 

14/07/17

Addition to Complete works…: 4./FAGr. 5, chapter 12 of Robert Forsyth: Shadow over the Atlantic (Osprey, 2017) ISBN 978 1 4728 2045 7.

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: three new pages on the Bristol raid of 14–15 May 1944.

Listening and Jamming: a new, illustrated page on the »Kettenhund« airborne jammer; also directives about the use of »Düppel« chaff, June–July 1944.

Geschwader Bongart: actions at Saint-Amand-Montrond on 8 June 1944 (thanks to Philippe Cannone) and additional details of Re 2002 operations on 12 July 1944.

Jagdgruppe 200: accident to an Fw 190 of Jagdgruppe Süd at Avignon on 10 June (thanks to Philippe Cannone) and a few more words about events on 23 June 1944.

Invasion Watch: addition of RAF comments on German aircrew morale, 30 May 1944.

Staffel Kaatsch: a new suggested location for Ltn. Bell's victory claimed on 3 September 1944 (thanks to Jochen Prien).

Ghost Bombers the Moonlight War of NSG 9: new information from October 1942 about German proposals to use the CR. 42 by night and a Ju 87 night harassment operation in North Africa.

 

25/03/17

A new article: ULTRA and Unternehmen »PAULA«: 3 June 1940.

Kommando Götz: details of a mission flown on 1 March 1945 (thanks to Chris Going).

Staffel Kaatsch: the homeward flight of a damaged aircraft on 28 August 1944 (thanks to J.F. Kauffmann of the 12 o’clock high forum).

Nachtjagdstaffel Norwegen: a British Intelligence appreciation of October 1944; identification of a shot down Lancaster (thanks to Theo Boiten).

Jagdgeschwader Recognition Bands: more about the general notification to commands that German fighters would carry coloured bands (thanks to “Seaplanes” of the 12 o’clock high forum).

Kommando Olga: activity by two aircraft of 6.(F)/123 on the night of 22/23 August 1944.

Kommando Rastedter: addition of a strength return for 4./FAGr. 5 on 6 July 1944.

Geschwader Bongart: something about I./LLG 1's departure from France plus some small additions regarding Bongart's operations on 5, 6 , 8 and 9 July 1944 (thanks to Jochen Prien); an additional note about 13 July; and a comment from a Maquis veteran about an action on 20 July.

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: an addition about II./KG 6's part in the attack on Soissons on 30/31 August 1944.

Adlertag: added an operation by I./KG 27 against airfields in England on the night of 6/7 June 1940.

1940 loss reports: six additional reports for the month of May and one for 11 June.

A clarification about Kommando Schenck's target on 28 August 1944.

 

01/01/17

Extensive additions to Listening and Jamming: June 1943–August 1944, including statements from German prisoners about Kdo. Rastedter and some information about the »Kettenhund« jamming transmitter.

Markings and camouflage: additions about Mediterranean theatre markings in December 1941 (thanks to Daniele Righi) and the emblem of 1.(F)/121.

Geschwader Bongart: more about Luftwaffe intervention in the Battle of Estang, as seen by Lt. Col. George Starr.

Jagdgruppe 200: additions regarding operations on 18, 23 and 29 June 1944 (thanks to Jochen Prien).

I./JG 4 heads home: addition of one pilot's name and correction of another (thanks to 12 o'Clock High Forum members RolandF and RT).

Minor layout and spelling corrections.

 

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