Tag Archives: Herbert Altner

April 30, 1945

On April 30th, 1945, the British forces are crossing the Elbe river and the 11th Armoured Division (UK) is advancing towards Lübeck, taking the town by May 2nd, 1945. The Autobahn airfield near Reinfeld is directly in the way of … Continue reading

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April 28, 1945

On April 28th, 1945, the 10./NJG 11 was still located at the Autobahn near Reinfeld – a log entry in Lt. Herbert Altner’s flight log shows a single ferry flight from Lübeck-Blankensee to Reinfeld: This time – for the only time during … Continue reading

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April 21, 1945

In April 21st, 1945, Lt. Herbert Altner’s log shows another series of flights out of Berlin-Staaken – the last ones. The last flight should have been a ferry flight out of Berlin-Staaken, assuming it really was the delivery of another … Continue reading

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April 20, 1945

April 20th, 1945, sees the last attack of the Royal Air Force on Berlin – a last mission of 79 Mosquitos, flown during the night to April 21st, 1945. At 02:14 hrs., the last bombs are falling on “the Big … Continue reading

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April 15, 1945

April 15th, 1945, sees strong air activity despite only average flying conditions. Especially southern and south-western Germany is busy, the north-west and central Germany are seeing some reconnaissance patrols. Lt. Herbert Altner’s flight logs shows a series of strange ferry … Continue reading

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April 8, 1945

April 8th, 1945, starts with broken clouds in the early morning, then deteriorating conditions during the morning and – once the weather cleared up – with clear skies and a visibility of 10 – 20 km[1]BArch. RL 2-II/389. According to … Continue reading

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April 7, 1945

On April 7th, 1945, the weather is clearing up. The Evening Report of the Luftwaffe Führungsstab Ic records on “Weather”: “Area Parchim, Güstrow, Schwerin: 4-7/10, from 500 – 800 m to 2.000 m. 3/10 above 7.000 m, Visibility 10 – … Continue reading

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April 6, 1945

On April 6th, 1945, the weather continues to be difficult at first but clears up during the day. Lt. Herbert Altner is once again taking a short hop around the airfield with Fw. Hans Fryba in the back. He also notes … Continue reading

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April 5, 1945

April 5th, 1945, was to be a quiet day: weather reports are showing a compact layer of clouds and rain moving through, no flight operations are noted for 10./NJG 11 or their adversaries from Bomber Command. Lt. Herbert Altner has … Continue reading

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March 31, 1945

On March 31st, 1945, Herbert Altner is flying again, the first time after his crash on March 27th, 1945, and the death of his radio operator. Interestingly, he notes a flight with another Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1, he identifies her … Continue reading

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