Night Of The Intruders

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  1. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
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    Ok, heres another question....

    April 22, 1944

    USAAF mission 311 - American bombers to Hamm and Bonn / intercepted mostly by JG 1 andJG 3.

    At night RAF to Dusseldorf and Braunschweig / intercepted by most of the Nachtjagd available.

    Over England KG 51 on night intruder (Operation Gisella, I believe) intercepted....

    But which force? USAAF or RAF?

    Tony Wood's claims list has KG 51 claiming Halifaxes while Ian McLachlan in "Night of the Intruder" writes that USAAF was hit.

    Any answers?

    One other question...

    Hptm. Dietrich Puttfarken was killed but did he crash into the ground near Cambridge or over the North Sea?

    I know I've posted a few questions lately but this is one of the better forums on the net (sorry Blackwolf).

    Thanks
     
  2. Erich

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    this was not Unternehmen Gisela

    the mission by US bombers returning over England at night has been produced in a book some years ago. KG 51 really did a hostile number on the B-17's. Dietrich was killed in the battle.

    I'll be back with more later after work ........... maybe
     
  3. Njaco

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    Thanx

    Another book to the collection!!:lol:
     
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