Monthly Archives: December 1944

December 31, 1944

The last day of the year, December 31st, 1944 – and the Royal Air Force extends New Year’s Greetings to Berlin when 71 Mosquitos drop their bombs on Berlin around 18:55 hrs. They are early enough to be back for … Continue reading

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December 18, 1944

On December 18th, 1944, Karl-Heinz Becker continues his type conversion training – he logs three more flights with the Me 262 Trainer, “E3+04” on that day: one flight from 10:58 hrs. to 11:05 hrs, one from 11:19 – 11:24 and … Continue reading

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December 17, 1944

A Sunday. Karl-Heinz Becker – by now in Rechlin-Lärz – is in the middle of his type-training on the Messerschmitt Me 262. According to his own Flugbuch[1]Flugbuch: the personal flight log of a pilot, he had three flights with a … Continue reading

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December 15, 1944

According to his own account, Fw. Karl-Heinz Becker is transferred to Kurt Welter’s unit on December 15th, 1944. This is what Karl-Heinz Becker wrote: “On December 15th, 1944, I was transferred to Kurt Welter’s unit after having had a telephone … Continue reading

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December 12, 1944

Following the undocumented claim from the previous day, a claim is made for a Lancaster on December 12th, 1944[1]Smith, J. Richard et al.; Me 262 Volume 3; a.a.O., Page 453. Again, I do not have evidence of the genuine nature of … Continue reading

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December 11, 1944

December 11th, 1944, is possibly one of these nights Kurt Welter was up in the air on an experimental night fighting mission from Rechlin-Lärz. There is no evidence of this fact though – only a listing of a Mosquito-claim for … Continue reading

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December 11, 1944

An official letter from the Rüstungsstab / Beauftragter für das Flugzeugprogramm to Sonderausschuss[1]Sonderausschuss: Special Committee F2 and Sonderausschuss F6 dated December 24th, 1944, contains the following: “With Order Nr. 3, dated December 11th, 1944, the Reichsmarschall has ordered: Item 1: ‘The night … Continue reading

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December 9, 1944

Like three days before, December 9th, 1944, sees the Light Night Striking Force back over Berlin. This time, a total of 55 aircraft attacks the “big city” at around 22:00 hrs.[1]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; a.a.O, … Continue reading

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December 6, 1944

Berlin is under attack by the Light Night Striking Force again – about 39 Mosquitos are bombing the city around 20:30 hrs[1]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; a.a.O, Page 628. They are meeting little resistance, still, they are … Continue reading

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