October 14th, 1944, sees the next attack of the Light Night Striking Force on Berlin – in the night to October 15th, a small force of only 16 Mosquitos is approaching the city. Amongst them aircraft from No. 139 Sqn., No. 571 Sqn., No. 608 Sqn., and No. 692 Sqn.Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; a.a.O, Page 602
Pilots of 10./JG 300 are not present in the Luftwaffe claim lists – but Uffz. Hans Dürrscheidt of 1./NJGr. 10 is – north of Duisburg, he is victorious over a Mosquito bound for Berlin.
„16/16 Mosquitos bombed Berlin. The target was clear of cloud, except patches oft hin stratus. 3 of the 5 Y-aricraft [unreadable], and the bombing was confined in the marked area. Crews observes fires burning in both Brunswick and Hamburg as the returned home. One Mosquito was lost without trace.”Bomber Command Reports on Night Operations, 14/15th October 1944 (AIR 14/3412)
The nights to come will not see the Mosquitos back over Berlin – the next raid will only take place October 23rd, 1944.
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|1.||↑||Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; a.a.O, Page 602|
|2.||↑||Bomber Command Reports on Night Operations, 14/15th October 1944 (AIR 14/3412)|