September 2, 1944

On September 2nd, 1940, the pilots of 10./JG 300 are sent up to intercept a Mosquito. But their target is none of the bombers flying to Berlin almost every night now – it is a reconnaissance aircraft flying high over Saxony-Anhalt.

Ofw. Heinrich von Stade intercepts the intruder and brings her down just after 09:00 hrs. The remains of the aircraft are later found near the village of Weddin[1]Lorant, Jean-Yves; Goyat, Richard: Jagdgeschwader 300 “Wilde Sau” – Volume 1; Hamilton, USA; Eagle Editions Ltd., 2005, Page 307.

1944-09-02 - WeddinMost likely, the Mosquito belonged to No. 544 Sqn. which records one Mosquito as lost. She was on a long-range reconnaissance patrol to Dresden and on to San Severo/Italy.

1944-09-02 - MM233

References   [ + ]

1. Lorant, Jean-Yves; Goyat, Richard: Jagdgeschwader 300 “Wilde Sau” – Volume 1; Hamilton, USA; Eagle Editions Ltd., 2005, Page 307
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