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Old 21st September 2020, 23:49
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Hi Nick great updates as usual, your work is always commended.
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Just one point on the additions, is it possible to either highlight the new information added to previous reports, or to add a " new " where the update is?
With my level of knowledge about making web pages, I fear it would be an absolute pig! I do try at least to link from the updates list to a particular page but if the changes are small and scattered throughout the article, I just link to page one. Some of the longer pieces (I./JG 2 in Italy; JGr. 200; Geschwader Bongart; Kommando Koch; Staffel Kaatsch; Listening and Jammng) have been rewritten several times and are now more than twice the length of the original versions. Highlighting all the cumulative changes (and changes to changes) would make them unreadable, I think.

Was there anything in the latest batch where you particularly needed to know what's changed?
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Old 16th December 2020, 13:00
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I've updated my site today:
  • Adlertag: an addition about the deployment of air/sea rescue boats on 12 August 1940.
  • He 111 Torpedo Operations: additions about 15 and 18 August 1940.
  • KGr. 100: minor additions to 14, 15 and 16 August 1940.
  • 1940 losses: addition for 27 May.
  • NSG 9: correction to Chapter 3, page 26.
  • SG 4 in Normandy: instructions for supply dropping on 9 June 1944.
  • JGr. 200: corrected forename for Ogefr. Klauka; added forename for Obltn. Krößmann; a note on the death of Ogefr. Kumpf; the sortie report of 232 Squadron's W/O McCann; and a note on lost film footage of the Vercors camp for German prisoners.
  • Geschwader Bongart: correction to events of 28 June: more about II./KG 26's operations on 13 and 14 July 1944.
  • Invasion Watch: forename added for Obltn. Grosser of 3./NAG 13.
  • JG 2 in Italy: corrections to map; locations for the losses of Uffz. Kilchling and Fw. Merkl and Uffz. Dollenmaier.
  • Kdo. Koch: information about the manufacturer of the Metox search receiver; added maps of Crete and Heraklion; more on the loss Ltn. Rische's crew; amended spelling for Ofw. Heinz Gleißberg.
  • Kdo. Rastedter: additions about the first trial deployment of Metox in the Bay of Biscay and damage to the U-boat attacked by Sgt. Chatten's Whitley
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Old 17th December 2020, 20:25
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Thank you so much Nick ! Always a real pleasure to read your last and informative studies ! Philippe
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Thanks Nick - love the website! PS sent you an email
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Old 31st December 2020, 20:04
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Some more material added this evening:
  • Kittyhawk vs. Fw 190: added Staffel affiliation for Uffz. Kurt Fischer.
  • SG 4 in Italy: added extracts from Ob. Südwest situation reports for 13, 14 and 15 May 1944 plus a note about Uffz. Karl-Albrecht Roensche.
  • SG 4 in Normandy: more information about casualties on 6 and 8 June 1944, including photos of Fw. Willi George and Uffz. Franz Plewka.
  • Geschwader Bongart: additional detail on Re 2002 W.Nr. 1230 at Étampes-Mondesir; added paragraph about participation by 3. leichte Flakabt. 741 (mot.) in anti-partisan operations; acknowledgment of assistance from Steve Coates.
  • Bf 109 H: added forename for Uffz. Luginger of 4.(F)/123.
  • Convoy UGS-40: addition about the loss of Ju 88, 1H+KS.
  • Kommando Koch: additional note about Hohentwiel radar.
  • Kommando Rastedter: new page on the Metox radar warning receiver.
  • KGr. 100 and the Coventry Blitz: more about the effects of RAF raids on 14/15 November 1940 and attacks on beam station SPREE.
  • SG 10 in Yugoslavia: forenames of two casualties and a place of death for one of them.
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Re: Ghostbombers updates

Nick,

Further to the thread discussion in the "eBay: captured german planes thread" posts #4259 and #4261 here one discrepancy between the ULTRA intercepts of the Nancy 25 May 1944 bombing damage and data published in Prien, Rodeike and Stemmer's Messerschmitt im Einsatz bei der II./JG 27, 1997, p. 539:

Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 440179 "Gelbe 4", Fw Otto Zörner, 6./JG 27, is given as a 100% loss 18 March 1944, pilot KIA during air combat at Dietershofen at Illertissen.

Otherwise, one typo is easily solved:
Bf 109 G-6 740423 "Weisse 1", 9./JG 26 is actually Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 440423 "Weisse 1" which was the mount of Ofhr. Heinz KEMETHMÜLLER, 9./JG 26, documented at Fl.Pl. Vandeville 10 April 1944.

Will keep on checking ASAP.

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Old 6th January 2021, 14:17
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Thanks Marc,

Here are the original ULTRA documents that I used (I haven't re-checked to see if I transcribed everything correctly).

I don't know where Jochen got his data from — NVMs possibly?
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Here are the original ULTRA documents that I used (I haven't re-checked to see if I transcribed everything correctly).

I don't know where Jochen got his data from — NVMs possibly?
Thanks for providing the originals, Nick, highly appreciated. A quick question: the Nancy raid mentioned in the originals is dated 24 June 1944, not 24 May 1944 ?

Correction: if not mistaken, the three pages originals you kindly provide are ULTRA CX/MSS/T226/66 devoted to the attack of A/F Soucelles, 24 June 1944 - then base for 6./JG 53 ?

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Re: Ghostbombers updates

Nick,

Regarding ULTRA CX/MSS/T226/66, page 1 you kindly shared in post #277,

I have this following discrepancy with :

Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 163955 "Gelbe 3", Uffz. Franz Kussius, 9./JG 27, WIA in air combat, Raum Orléans, 27 June 1944. Source: Prien/Rodeike/Stemmer, Messerschmitt 109 im Einsatz mit III. & IV./JG 27, 1997, p.332.

W.Nr. 163955 "Gelbe 3" is repeated "burnt out" at A/F Soucelles, 24 June 1944, in CX/MSS/R.227 (c) - your attachment P1250406.

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Re: Ghostbombers updates

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Otherwise, one typo is easily solved:
Bf 109 G-6 740423 "Weisse 1", 9./JG 26 is actually Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 440423 "Weisse 1" which was the mount of Ofhr. Heinz KEMETHMÜLLER, 9./JG 26, documented at Fl.Pl. Vandeville 10 April 1944.

If I haven't a mistake during the transcription from his fligtlog it was W.Nr.440723...
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