March 19, 1945

During March 19th, 1945, 10./NJG 11 is once more tasked with some daylight missions against reconnaissance aircraft: 2 Me 262 of “Kommando Welter” are assigned to interceptions, none of them succeeds[1]Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 297.

The night to March 20th, 1945, is relatively calm over the Reich – nonetheless, the RAF is sending a small force of 34 Mosquitos to Berlin[2]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; Page 684. Their route: up the Frisian Islands, then on to the Elbe estuary – Lübeck – Müritzsee and to Berlin.

Einflug 1945-03-19There is no documented evidence of the Luftwaffe trying to counter the raid – and all of the Mossies are returning home safely.

References   [ + ]

1. Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 297
2. Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; Page 684
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