On or around March 20th, 1945, Lt. Jörg Czypionka joins 10./NJG 11 according to his own accountsee his account here. According to his Flight Log, Herbert Altner is taking turns on a Me 262 around Burg as well – at least as much as we can tell from the surviving copies.
Karl-Heinz Becker’s flight log also shows flying time – he is taking “Rote 2”engl.: Red 2 on a Werkflugengl.: Verification flight, the aircraft will be “his” until the end of the war.
The evening hours see another attack on Berlin – the Royal Air Force sends a total of 38 MosquitosMiddlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; Page 684 on a route from the Zuider Zee to Vechta – Hannover – Braunschweig and Berlin.
From 21:04 hrs. to 21:46 hrs., Karl-Heinz Becker is on his second combat flight with the jet – he must have been one of three aircraft chasing the quick twin-engine bombers: the Morgenmeldung of the Luftwaffeführungsstab Ic for March 21st, 1945, details:
“Against Mosquito Raid Berlin: 1. J. Div.: 3 Me 262 Mosquito hunting. No sucesses, no losses.”Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 304
The British crews of No. 139 Sqn. also mention the sighting of at least one Night Fighter in the Berlin area – but no details are given as to the fighter being recognized as a jet aircraftThe National Archives, AIR 27/961/30
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|1.||↑||see his account here|
|2.||↑||engl.: Red 2|
|3.||↑||engl.: Verification flight|
|4.||↑||Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; Page 684|
|5.||↑||Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 304|
|6.||↑||The National Archives, AIR 27/961/30|