2019's additions and corrections to the site are listed opposite, with the most recent at the top.


29 November 2019

The Ghost Bombers website is 15 years old today.

Kommando Koch: additions throughout

Kommando Rastedter: several additions, including more about Aphrodite, Thetis and Unternehmen Cerberus

Sonderstaffel Kaatsch: one addition about reconnaissance from Italy in support of 157. Reseerve Division

Nachtjagdstaffel Norwegen: one addition from a Kriegsmarine report

SG 4 and the Battle for Normandy: a British account of the bombing of Horsa Bridge on 8 June 1944

Invasion Watch, an addition for 5 May 1944

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: additions regarding the 26/27 August 1944 raid on Paris, including a bomb-damage photograph courtesy of Philippe Canonne

Geschwader Bongart: SOE Jedburgh Team reports on actions at Le Cheylard and Privas.

1 October 2019

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: an expanded account of the raid on Bari (2 December 1943)

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: a report of aircrew opinions about the He 177 (19 February 1944)

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: an extensive account of the operation against convoy UGS-40, "ELEMENT"
(9–11 May 1944)

Operation Paula (3 June 1940): numerous additions.

Adlertag (13 August 1940): additional details from OKW conferences.

He 111 torpedo operations: extracts added from Kriegsmarine War Diaries.

KGr. 100, the first weeks in France: two small additions (3 and 17 August 1940)

Camouflage and markings: an instruction given on 29 August 1940.

1940 loss reports: more about the RAF's attack on Eindhoven (9–10 September 1940)

Kommando Koch: an addition to the Operation Cerberus page from a Kriegsmarine chronology.

Geschwader Bongart: an addition about Operation Maibaum.

Operation Zeisig: more about two captured airmen.

NSG 9: Bernd Schewen and SG 151 aircraft, corrections thanks to Nigel Moore.

Various minor corrections.

1 July 2019

Kommando Koch: extensive additions including No. 89 Squadron's "special Beaufighters" and centimetric radar; a little more about Führungskette X. Fliegerkorps; the Northolt Defiant Flight and the RAF "Moonshine" jamming sorties; German airborne jamming during The Channel Dash; RAF homing-on-jamming trials; and an early offer to the RAF of a VHF jammer.

Geschwader Bongart: additions throughout, including new pages on Kdo. Schäfer (3./KG 200).

Operation Paula: addition about the involvement of signals relay aircraft.

Ghost Bombers … NSG 9: a letter from September 1944 about Canadian troops' experience of attacks by NSG 9.

Ultra and Adlertag: minor additions.

Invasion Watch: addition of two reports by the Japanese Military Attaché on the results of sorties.

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: more about the 1944 raids on Bristol and the August 1944 attack on Paris.

Various corrections to typos and layouts and evening out some page lengths.

31 March 2019

Geschwader Bongart: additional material regarding Glières; a "special operation" by 9./SG 4 from Valence on 5 June 1944; the Battle of Guéret (thanks to the continuing efforts of Philippe Canonne); the later career of Bongart's Obltn. Higgelke, Kapitän of the 13. Staffel; a Kriegsmarine reference to Operation CADILLAC; sorties against Murat on 15 August.

I./JG 2 in Italy: extracts from Ob. SW daily situation reports.

Kommando Koch: various additions, mainly about No. 89 Squadron operations from Malta.

Kommando Rastedter: more about Thetis decoys (January 1944) Naxos (February) and the vulnerability of Allied systems (March).

Invasion Watch: several additions from Kriegsmarine sources including reconnaissance results from the early months of 1944.

Staffel Kaatsch: various small additions including reconnaissance of the Franco-Italian border by Luftflotte 2 in August 1944.

JGr. 200: a table of pilots' victory clams.

III./SG 4 and the Battle for Normandy: expanded to include (amongst other things) more about live-fire exercises early in 1944 and operations in response to the Invasion.

Kampfgruppe 100, the first weeks in France: various additions including a German assessment of the first attack on Castle Bromwich.

KGr. 100 and the Coventry Blitz: German reports on damage caused by Operation Medium; figures for bomb tonnages dropped on Coventry and Birmingham; some duplicated material removed.

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: a German communiqué about a raid on Hull; the attack on Paris, 26 August 1944, additions about AA and civil defences.

Corrections to typos and layouts, changes to pagination.

25 January 2019

Kampfflieger Vol. 4: three new pages about the raid on Paris on 26/27 August 1944; additions about the abortive attack on Bristol on 14/15 May 1944; more about the Kettenhund jamming transmitter.

Kommando Koch: extensive new material on the unit's operations; more about the loss of an He 111 of Führungskette Fl.Kps. X; anti-jamming operations by the RAF's Nos. 49 and 86 Squadrons; a new page on British development from 1941 of systems to home on jamming aircraft; characteristics of the German Kobold jamming set.

Kommando Rastedter: a year-end assessment for 1943; more about development of the Roderich jammer and various smaller additions; a new page about radar-monitoring operations over the North Sea in Summer 1944.

Heinz Hauck and 6.(F)/123: an additional paragraph about suspected radars on Mediterranean fishing boats.

Sonderstaffel Kaatsch: numerous additions concerning the unit's operations during September 1944.

Geschwader Bongart: some information about the French Resistance's own airpower; an Re. 2002 abandoned at Reims.

II./SG 10 in Yugoslavia: an addition about Ogefr. Franz Antes.


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