On March 14th, 1945, Karl-Heinz Becker logs a flight on “Rote 2” – this one is marked as Y-Flugengl.: Y-Flight, indicating it as a radio-guided or radio-calibration flight. Given that “Rote 2” started to appear in his log with a Prüfflugengl.: Test Flight or Verification Flight two days earlier on March 12th, 1945, this is possibly a newly delivered aircraft10./NJG 11 is said to have had two new Me 262 A-1 assigned on March 1st, 1945.
During the night to March 15th, 1945, 75 Mosquitos of the Light Night Striking Force are attacking Berlin. Their inbound route is Meppen – Hannover – Braunschweig and then Berlin.
A little bit further to the south, an attack of 244 Lancaster bombers incl. Mosquito Pathfinders is also in the air – attacking the oil installations at Lützkendorf. The RAF is losing a total of 18 heavy bombers that night.
According to his flight log, Herbert Altner is flying a nightfighter mission that night – but it appears to have been flown in a Junkers Ju-88, possibly with his standard crew, Reinhard Lommatsch and Karl Braun.
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