Monthly Archives: March 1945

March 31, 1945

On March 31st, 1945, Herbert Altner is flying again, the first time after his crash on March 27th, 1945, and the death of his radio operator. Interestingly, he notes a flight with another Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1, he identifies her … Continue reading

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March 30, 1945

On March 30th, 1945, the Royal Air Force is attacking two targets in central German – first, 43 Mosquitos are sent to Berlin, they are bombing the city between 21:35 hrs and 21:45 hrs. Only briefly afterwards, a second force … Continue reading

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March 29, 1945

On March 29th, 1945, 130 Lancasters of the Royal Air Force are attacking Salzgitter, later, during the night, 48 Mosquitos are sent to Berlin[1]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; Page 690. The Mosquitos to Berlin are following … Continue reading

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March 27, 1945

On March 27th, 1945, the next attack of the Light Night Striking Force on Berlin occurs – this time, a total of 82 Mosquitos aer sent to Berlin. A smaller force of 7 Mosquitos attacks Bremen, further the cities Erfurt … Continue reading

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March 26, 1945

On March 26th, 1945, Herbert Altner is taking the final turns with “Rote 12” in Berlin-Staaken. Finally, he transfers the new aircraft to Burg near Magdeburg where he adds a final flight, this time with his designated radio operator, Reinhard … Continue reading

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March 25, 1945

March 25th, 1945, sees the 7th and 8th combat mission for Karl-Heinz Becker. First, he is sent up in the early afternoon, possibly against reconnaissance aircraft in the area. He leaves Burg at 13:28 hrs. and return at 14:06 hrs. … Continue reading

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March 24, 1945

On March 24th, 1945, 10./NJG 11 is set up against daylight reconnaissance patrols – Karl-Heinz  Becker records one flight, leaving Burg near Magdeburg at 12:39 hrs., returning at 13:35 hrs. The day is covered with inconclusive results in the evening report … Continue reading

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March 23, 1945

On March 23rd, 1945, Lt. Herbert Altner takes the newly delivered Me 262 B-1a/U1, the “to-be ‘Rote 12′” for additional flights around Berlin-Staaken for a total of four flights. During the night, the Royal Air Force attacks Wesel with about … Continue reading

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March 22, 1945

On March 22nd, 1945, Herbert Altner recalls flying to Berlin-Staaken in a Messerschmit Bf 110[1]Note: this flight is not documented in his flight log!  and taking over the first of the Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1 interim Night Fighters[2]Smith, J. Richard et … Continue reading

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March 21, 1945

March 21st, 1945, was a truly busy day for the Royal Air Force: first, around 500 Lancaster and Halifax bombers are attacking the cities Rheine, Münster, and Bremen during daylight. During the night, further attacks of around 130 – 150 … Continue reading

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