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Old 27th October 2018, 11:36
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Der Nachtjäger Heinz Vinke
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"Hermann Göring had stated in a speech on August 9, 1939, to want to call Meier, if ever a hostile aircraft would succeed in flying over German soil. The bombing of the German civilian population began in 1940 as an answer to the bombing of English cities with the attack of 99 English bombers on the Ruhr. Bombing and bombing with enormous destruction and many victims in the civilian population became a daily routine for people in Germany, especially after the USA entered the war in January 1943. In July 1940, Colonel Kammhuber was commissioned by Goering to build a night fighter division. The book deals with the fate of Heinz Vinke, born in Barby in 1920, who was highly decorated as a night fighter and made 54 kills, but who himself was shot down over the North Sea in February 1944."

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"Content: Foreword Heinz Vinkes Youths and Career Equipment in the night fight against English bombers Emergency landing on the island of Texel The first firing Shooting exercises with consequences War wedding Another punishment The year 1943 Vinke in action Devastating British
American air strikes on the Elbe
Metropolis Hamburg Attack on the research institute Peenemünde shot down and twenty hours in the dinghy defensive use against RAF
Night flight on Magdeburg from the 21st to the 22nd of January 1944 Barby is bombed The last flight Heinz Vinkes The end of the German night hunt List of the 54 night kills Awards Kills over Saxony
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