Monthly Archives: April 1945

April 30, 1945

On April 30th, 1945, the British forces are crossing the Elbe river and the 11th Armoured Division (UK) is advancing towards Lübeck, taking the town by May 2nd, 1945. The Autobahn airfield near Reinfeld is directly in the way of … Continue reading

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April 28, 1945

On April 28th, 1945, the 10./NJG 11 was still located at the Autobahn near Reinfeld – a log entry in Lt. Herbert Altner’s flight log shows a single ferry flight from Lübeck-Blankensee to Reinfeld: This time – for the only time during … Continue reading

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April 25, 1945

For April 25th, 1945, documents of the Royal Air Force are confirming an encounter with jets likely to have come from 10./NJG 11 – I have already detailed the story on my main site here and would suggest to pick … Continue reading

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April 21, 1945

In April 21st, 1945, Lt. Herbert Altner’s log shows another series of flights out of Berlin-Staaken – the last ones. The last flight should have been a ferry flight out of Berlin-Staaken, assuming it really was the delivery of another … Continue reading

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April 20, 1945

April 20th, 1945, sees the last attack of the Royal Air Force on Berlin – a last mission of 79 Mosquitos, flown during the night to April 21st, 1945. At 02:14 hrs., the last bombs are falling on “the Big … Continue reading

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April 19, 1945

In the late evening hours of April 19th 1945, the next rolling wave of Mosquitos is over Berlin – 79 of them this time. They are over the city between 23:13 hrs. and 01:22 hrs. This time, they are intercepted … Continue reading

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April 18, 1945

On April 18th, 1945, 10./NJG 11 is down to two operational aircraft – this status is preserved in an intercepted message, documented in ULTRA Record[1]The National Archives, DEFE3/568 – KO877. The short transmission also confirms the location at Reinfeld Autobahn latest … Continue reading

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April 17, 1945

April 17th, 1945, sees the next “visit” of the Royal Air Force to Berlin – 61 Mosquitos are sent out, one of them fails to return, Mosquito PF505, flown by F/LT Dixon and F/O Smith. The morning report of the … Continue reading

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April 16, 1945

On April 16th, 1945, the Light Night Striking Force is flying the next attack on Berlin – 64 Mosquitos are bombing the city in the late evening hours. None of the aircraft is lost.

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April 15, 1945

April 15th, 1945, sees strong air activity despite only average flying conditions. Especially southern and south-western Germany is busy, the north-west and central Germany are seeing some reconnaissance patrols. Lt. Herbert Altner’s flight logs shows a series of strange ferry … Continue reading

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