JAGDGESCHWADER 400 PDF

Without its own contingent of fighters, II. In November , the unit was designated as II. He shot down a bomber, but his Focke-Wulf Fw A-5 sustained heavy damage from return fire. In March ,

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Without its own contingent of fighters, II. In November , the unit was designated as II. He shot down a bomber, but his Focke-Wulf Fw A-5 sustained heavy damage from return fire. In March , Jagddivision of which JG was a part was switched to day fighting as a part of Reichsverteidigung Defense of the Reich.

Occasionally, night sorties were still flown. Hans Todt of 1. Staffel claimed two Lancasters, while Fw. Sieghart of 7.

Staffel claimed another. Kurt Medinn 8. Staffel who was killed in combat after shooting down a bomber. Before switching from night operations to purely day interception, units losses exceeded those claimed; however, most losses were not combat-related but were due to poor weather or flying accidents. On 24 April , I. Staffeln intercepted the raid. The Luftwaffe lost 12 planes, The German fighters claimed 10 heavies and 4 escorts in return, with Kiehling claiming one P and 6.

Gerhard Zeisler of On 23 June Bs and Bs again attacked oil targets in Romania. Aircraft of 6. Max Suzgruber claiming one victory. Staffel hit the attacking bombers, and Uffz. Brenner claimed one B shot down. Two s were lost from The 15th Air Force returned to Bucharest on 28 June with bombers.

A response from fighters of III. Staffel each shot down one B The Luftwaffe lost 20 aircraft to the Mustang fighter cover. In June I Gruppe moved westwards to St.

Dizier and later to Epinoy. In the early hours of 21 July Lt. Horst Prenzel Staffelkapitan 1. The same night Fw Manfred Gromil of 1. After re-equipping with the Focke-Wulf A-8, I.

In October the unit transferred to Stendal , near Berlin. Splitting into smaller groups, the fighters attacked in waves from the rear. Shortly afterwards JG attacked the th Bombardment Group.

Staffel claimed three B Liberators shot down, Lt. Lost Gruppe attacked the escorting fighters while III. Gruppe attacked the bombers. Hans Todt shot down one P while Uffz. Brenner shot down a B Two JG aircraft were lost, for one killed. The two Geschwaders downed 18 Bs, 7 Ps and one P Gruppe In early March Stab. The first Ta combat sorties were flown on 8 February.

On 1 March Keil claimed a P over the same area. The final victims of the Ta were Soviet Yak-9s during the final days of the battle around Berlin on 30 April Encountering fighters on several occasions, the Schwarm lost only two pilots, but shot down at least 9 aircraft.

Obfw Josef Keil 11 victories became the first and only Ta ace, claiming six Allied fighters, while Obfw Willi Reschke claimed the other three.

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Jagdgeschwader 400

Siegfred Schubert claiming two Bs downed another is claimed by other pilots. His wingman also downed a B One Komet was shot down by bomber gunners. On 7 October two Bs were claimed, but two more Komets were lost. By 24 September JG had 11 serviceable Me s available, but was short of competent pilots to fly them. The Komets flew operationally on 5 days during the month, but highest number of rocket fighters involved was on 28 September, when 9 were committed. This theoretically gave the pilot two chances to aim and fire a few bursts of 30mm cannon fire before gliding back towards the home airfield.

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Jagdgeschwader 400

Siegfred Schubert claiming two Bs downed another is claimed by other pilots. His wingman also downed a B One Komet was shot down by bomber gunners. On 7 October two Bs were claimed, but two more Komets were lost. By 24 September JG had 11 serviceable Me s available, but was short of competent pilots to fly them.

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JG was formed on 1 February in Brandis with Stab only for the Messerschmitt Me rocket fighter, as the only military aviation unit of any size in history, to actively use rocket-powered combat aircraft in wartime. Due to the meteoric rate of climb and limited endurance of the Komet, the Luftwaffe intended to locate individual Staffeln of Komets at strategic points in Germany to intercept Allied bomber formations en route to targets. On 24 August , several Bs were attacked, with Fw. Siegfred Schubert claiming two Bs downed another was claimed by other pilots. His wingman also downed a B One Komet was shot down by bomber gunners.

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