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Old 8th April 2021, 06:02
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Re: A Question About JFV 13


Teil 13/I and Teil 13/II basically give an overview of the German response to all the daylight four-engine bomber raids on Germany from 8th and 15th Air Forces. Teil 13/III covers the German response to the sweeps and twin engine bomber raids on Western Europe (France, Belgium Netherlands). These are basically statistical; for each Gruppe or Staffel, aircraft and aircrew availability, total sorties, aircraft and aircrew losses, etc. No details of claims or losses.
Teil 13/IV, V, and VI are organized by Jagdgeschwader, giving details of organization (bases, commanders, ToE, reporting structure), and details of claims and losses for individuals. Teil 13/IV covers JG 1 through 6, for those components based in Western Europe. Teil 13/V covers JG 7, JGr 10 (=EKdp 25), JG 11, JG 26, JG 27, JG 53, JG 54. Teil 13/VI covers JG 76, JG 77, Jgr 200, JG 300, JG 301, JG 302, and JG 400, EK 262, and those parts of JG 5 based in Norway conducting operations in the West.

If all you want is details of the individual claims and losses, then you want parts IV, V and VI. But without parts I, II and III you will be missing much of the background to the operations of 1944 in the West. All six parts are now in print. All volumes are hardback, no dj, printed on quality coated stock paper with excellent photo reproduction. Part VI is 300 pages, all the others are 500 pages or more.


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