Monthly Archives: February 1945

February 28, 1945

Towards the end of the war, the men of Kommando Welter also took over jobs typically assigned to the Flugzeugüberführungsgeschwader – they were picking up new aircraft assigned to the unit at the assembly sites and would fly them back … Continue reading

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February 27, 1945

During the night of February 27th, 1945, to February 28th, the Royal Air Force attacks Berlin with a total of 96 Mosquitos. All of them are returning home safely[1]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; Page 672. The attack … Continue reading

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February 26, 1945

The night from February 26th, 1945, to February 27th sees the Mosquitos of the Royal Air Force in the skies over Berlin once more. 38 Mosquitos are involved, all of them return home that night[1]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber … Continue reading

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February 25, 1945

Again, in the night of February 25th, 1945, to February 26th, the Royal Air Force is paying tribute to Berlin – even though it is only a small number of 10 Mosquitos over the city that night. They all safely return … Continue reading

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February 24, 1945

The third night in a row, the Light Night Striking Force is targeting Berlin. In the night of February 24th, 1945, to February 25th, 63 Mosquitos are in the skies over the “big city. All of them are returning home … Continue reading

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February 23, 1945

The Royal Air Force is increasing the attacks on the German capital – in the night of February 23rd, 1945, to February 24th, 70 Mosquitos are attacking the city. One of them is lost[1]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War … Continue reading

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February 22, 1945

The night of February 22nd, 1945, to February 23rd, 73 Mosquitos of the Light Night Striking Force are attacking Berlin. All of them are returning to their bases in England.[1]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; Page 668 References   [ … Continue reading

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February 21, 1945

February 21st, 1945, marks the next loss of an aircraft assigned to 10./NJG 11. The circumstances require additional research but so far, it seems as if Fw. Heinrich von Stade put down his (damaged) jet at Prenzlau airfield. The loss … Continue reading

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February 20, 1945

The night of February 20th, 1945, to February 21st sees the Light Night Strinking Force back over Berlin in force – 66 Mosquitos are flying, all of them returning home without issues[1]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; … Continue reading

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February 19, 1945

Around February 19th, 1945, Fritz Wendel from Messerschmitt must have been in Burg near Magdeburg – he reports: “For some days now, Burg near Magdeburg is the home base of ‘Kommando Welter’, a unit attached to NJG 11. Oberleutant Welter is flying … Continue reading

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