I note an entry in the 11-Group ORB (AIR 25/196) for 25-March-1945 for RAMROD 1515 for 11 Mustang Squadrons to escort 275 Lancasters to Hanover. Dad was on this operation. There is a note that:
"8 Long-nosed F.W. 190'S and 1 M.E. 262 were sighted at 25/26,000 ft on the return journey STEINHUDER LAKE area (West of Hanover) and these aircraft dived on the rear of the bombers--they were chased by a section of 165 Squadron, but could not be engaged. The bombers were undamaged but one bomber is missing due to Flak."How common were Long-nosed F.W. 190's?