March 4, 1945

Karl-Heinz Becker is taking the newly arrived “Rote 5” into a quick flight around the airfield, from 18:07 hrs to 18:15 hrs.

FB Becker - Page 2In the night, the Mosquitos of the Royal Air Force are active over Berlin – 31 of them are involved in the attack, all of them are returning home safely. This time, they took the “northern approach” via Cuxhaven, Wittenberge, Rathenow and finally Berlin.

Einflug 1945-03-04

It looks like that 10./NJG 11 was not in the air to intercept the Mosquitos – but someone was hunting them: the Luftwaffe Morning Report for March 5th, 1945, reports “Against the raid on Berlin: 2. Jagddivision: 1 aircraft Mosquito-Hunt”.

Now, 10./NJG 11 was subordinate to 1. Jagddivision – but the lone Mosquito-Hunter is said to have come from III./NJG 3: Fw. Schneider flew his Tank Ta 154 “Moskito” D5+FD that night, but without being able to claim any victory[1]Boiten, Theo and Mackenzie, Roderick: Nachtjagd War Diaries – Volume 2; Page 305

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1. Boiten, Theo and Mackenzie, Roderick: Nachtjagd War Diaries – Volume 2; Page 305
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