March 25, 1945

March 25th, 1945, sees the 7th and 8th combat mission for Karl-Heinz Becker. First, he is sent up in the early afternoon, possibly against reconnaissance aircraft in the area. He leaves Burg at 13:28 hrs. and return at 14:06 hrs.

FB Becker - Page 4The daylight mission is not reflected in the evening report of the Luftwaffefürhungsstab Ic – it only mentions interception of reconnaissance aircraft by the jet of Jagdgeschwader 7:

“Against Reconnaissance Aircraft over Central German: 1. J. Div.: 3 Me 262 (JG 7), 3 for sure (0+3). No losses.”[1]Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 323

Later, a small number of only 8 Mosquitos is flying the nightly attack on Berlin[2]Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; Page 688. They approached the city on a route via the Zuider Zee – Lingen – Osnabrück – Hannover – Braunschweig – Magdeburg and to Berlin[3]Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 325.

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The morning report of the Luftwaffenführungsstab Ic dated March 26th, 1945, states:

“Against Mosquito attack on Berlin: 1. J. Div.: 1 Me 262 (Kdo. Welter), no sucesses, no losses.”[4]Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 326

The lone fighter was Karl-Heinz Becker – flying his “Rote ” in the skies over Germany.

References   [ + ]

1. Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 323
2. Middlebrook, Martin et al.; The Bomber Command War Diaries; Page 688
3. Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 325
4. Mehner, Kurt (Hrsg.): Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Deutschen Wehrmachtführung; Page 326
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