updates

22/11/18

Ghost Bombers … NSG 9: OB SW's communiqué the morning after NSG 9's first operations over the Anzio beach head.

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: orders of 30 August 1943 for a reprisal raid on Oxford; a situation report on the raids on Corsica on 12/3 May 1944; and two Fw 190 G-3 of III./KG 51 which crashed on 11 October 1944.

Kittyhawk vs. Fw 190: A prisoner of war's assessment of the damage inflicted by Kittyhawks on SG 4's base at Rieti during April 1944.

Markings and camouflage: a rebuke of September 1942 over non-regulation markings on ambulance aircraft.

Kommando Koch: more about WIM-Bodenstellen; film stills showing a COL radar on Malta and an RAF attack on an Axis convoy; addition of Werk Nummern for three Ju 52; a personal account of service with Führungskette X. Fliegerkorps; two new quotes from a pilot of 6./KG 100; a warning to No. 201 Group about the possibility of jamming; and two planned Western Mediterranean search radar sorties in November 1942.

Kommando Kunkel: strength figures for 3 December 1944.

Geschwader Bongart: the 79th Fighter Group's impressions of its attack on Valence; additional illustrations of wrecked Re. 2002 aircraft at Valence and revisions to the captions.

Sonderstaffel Kaatsch: correction of a pilot's name (thanks to J.F. Kauffmann).

I./JG 4 returns home: addition of victories claimed on 12, 28 and 29 September 1944, and two losses on the 28th.

Nachtjagdstaffel Norwegen: correction to Kurt Keilig's last victory (thanks to Rod McKenzie).

Kommando Olga: a Dutch court's verdict on the captured agent, Willem Copier (thanks to René Voulon).

Heinz Hauck and 6.(F)/123: more about the unit's predecessor, 3./KG 66 (thanks to a lead from Bruce Dennis); a proposed 6.(F)/123 operation in July 1944; and something more about where that Staffel ended up.

The Ar 234 in Norway and Denmark: an additional sortie flown on 4 April 1945.

Invasion Watch: addition of a reconnaissance of Chatham on 15 February 1944.

Numerous corrections throughout.

 

01/08/18

Kommando Koch: article extensively rewritten and doubled in size with additional material particularly about the effects of jamming on the RAF and the measures it took in response.

Geschwader Bongart: a quote from a resistance newspaper about the Glières Plateau operation.

Markings and Camouflage: a reprimand from September 1942 about failure to apply the correct markings to aircraft on the Eastern Front.

Kommando Kunkel: additions about the Naxos homer and the possibility of intercepting aircraft with anti-shipping radar.

Yet more typing and layout corrections.

 

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 o' 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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