10 Staffel IV. Gruppe Nachtjagdgruppe 3- 10./NJG3
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-510./NJG3 Stammkennzeichen Sktz DS+XV Aalborg-West 1944 00
Profile 00: Focke Wulf Fw 190A-5 of 10./NJG3 coded DS+XV, Aalborg-West, early 1944. This machine had large areas of the fuselage and the entire uppersurfaces of the wings and tailplane oversprayed with grey 74, although an area oversprayed with 75 and mottled with 74 is visible on the vertical tail surfaces. The operational markings on the fuselage were entirely in black.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-510./NJG3 Stammkennzeichen Sktz DS+XV Aalborg-West 1944 01
Photo 01: In November 1943 there was some concern in certain Luftwaffe circles that the speed of the Ju-88C and Ju88R-1 was insufficient to combat the civil Mosquitoes which were flying between Scotland and Sweden. The Staffelkapitan of 10./NJG3, Oblt. Hans-Hermann Muller whose Staffel was then based at Aalborg-West, in Denmark, decided to employ the Fw 190, but an appeal for the loan of such an aircraft from a neighbouring unit, 10./JG11 at Aalborg-East, was refused. Muller then appealed to 2.Jagddivision and was provided with one Fw 190A-5 which was assigned the code D5+XV. In December, 10./JG11 was ordered to loan Muller two Fw 190A-4s which were subsequently coded D5+ YV and D5+zv, and while in the charge of 10./NJG3 the Fw 190 detachment was known as Nachtjagdkommando 190. However, trials with the single-seat Fw 190s did not result in the expected successes and the Fw 190A-4s were returned to JG11 in Febmary. The A-5 was also eventually returned to 2.Jagddivision in March.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-510./NJG3 Stammkennzeichen Sktz DS+XV Aalborg-West 1944 02
Photo 02: Less easy to explain are these Fw 190s which, to judge from the 'Englandblitz' badge on the machine in the foreground, clearly belonged to a night fighter unit and may have been one of the Fw 190A-4s from 10./JG11 assigned to 10./NJG3. The machine in the background with the tactical marking 'Red 5' and a II. Gruppe bar aft of the fuselage Balkenkreuz, also has a large white gull painted below the cockpit. Such a marking is known to have been applied to the Fw 190A-5 flown by Hptm. Dietrich Wickop of II./JG1 in May 1943 (see page 141 of 'Defenders of the Reich', Volume 2, published by Classic Publications). As there is a link back to JG1 via a number of redesignations, it is possible that Wickop's machine may have been the Fw 190A-5 later assigned to 10./NJG3 as D5+XY, and is shown here before being repainted in new camouflage and markings.
Nachtjagdgeschwader 10 - NJG10
Focke-Wulf Fw 190FA8 1./NJG10 White 14 Werneuchen Germany
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6/R-11 1./NJGr.10 White 11 (W.Nr.550148) Oberleutnant Fritz Krause Germany
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A 1./NJG10 (White 9+) flown by Gunther Migge 1944 01
Photo 01: Fw. Gunther Migge, in the dark overalls, claimed his first four victories in the last three months of 1943 while flying the Bf-109G with 2./JG300. When NJGr 10 was established in early 1944, he transferred to 1. Staffel and, according to some sources, eventually accumulated a total of eight victories. This cannot be confirmed, however, and the only record of any further victories claimed by this pilot after he left 2./JG300 is a Lancaster shot down late on 12 September 1944 when he was with I./NJG11.
Focke Wulf Fw 190A 1./NJG10 (White 9+) flown by Gunther Migge Werneuchen Germany 1944 01
Photo's 02-04: Migge's Fw 190A-8 'White 9' of I./NJG10 showing the aerials for the FuG 217 radar mounted on the starboard wing and the anti-glare shield over the exhaust. The badge on the cowling originated with JG300 and symbolised the unit's 'Wilde Sau' tactics. It appeared in various forms and was also used by NJGr 10. The photograph above shows the particular variation of the badge carried on the engine cowling of Migge's 'White 9'.
Nachtjagdgruppe 300 - NJG300
Focke-Wulf Focke Wulf Fw 190A NJG300 preparing for a night sortie
Photo’s 01-02: Fw 190s of JG300 preparing for a night sortie.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A II./NJG 300 (Black 8+) with FuG 217 Neptune aerials 1943 01
Photo 01: An Fw 190A-6 coded 'Black 8' of II./NJG 300 in the autumn of 1943 showing the FuG 217 'Neptune' aerials mounted on the wings and in fiont and behind the canopy.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A II./NJG300 (Black 8+) with FuG 217 Neptune aerials 1943 02
Photo 02: A close-up of another Fw 190 night fighter fitted with FuG 217 aerials. This example was equipped with underwing long-range tanks.
Nachtjagdgruppe 3 - NJG3
Nachtjagdgeschwader 10 - NJG10
Fritz E. Krause
Units:III./JG-300, 1./NJGr-10 (1/44), 1 & 3./NJG-11 (11/44), Kdr III./NJG-11 (1/45 to end)
Awards:EK 1 & 2, Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-6 WNr 550143 'White 11' in NJGr-10, Bf 109G-6, Bf 109H in I/NJG-11(11/44), Fw 190A-9/R11 'White 11'(1/44)
Remarks:One known victory, a Mosquito piloted by Flt Lt E.V. Saunders DFC, during the Bochum raid on 7 July, 1944, at Kyritz, west of Berlin. A 2nd, a Lancaster S of Essen on 4 November, 1944. He had bailed three times; 11 July, 1944, 8 September, 1944 and 4 November, 1944. The latter as a result of Lancaster return fire. He landed Radevormwald near Remscheid with only minor injuries. It was his 213th combat mission. His A-5 in NJGr-10 was 'White 11', in which he scored this one known victory.
Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Fritz Krause
Units:2./JG-300 (9/43), Stab./JG-300 (10/43), 1./NJGr-10 (3/44 Werneuchen), 1./NJG-11
Awards:DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Bf 110, Fw 190A-8 WNr 23119 'White 9' in NJGr-10
Remarks:All 8 victories were bombers. One known victory, a Stirling at Mannheim on 23 September, 1943. A 2nd, a '4 mot' on 22 Octobe, 1943, no location. A double victory on 20 December, 1943; one 'unidentified' AC at Frankfurt and a Halifax SE of Frankfurt. A Lancaster at Frankfurt a. Main on 12 September, 1944. Magnus Report.
Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Günther Migge
Nachtjagdgruppe 300 - NJG300
Some of the most widely used Book References:
- Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Eddie J Creek (Author)
- Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Two: August-September 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 2) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
- Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Three: September-October 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 3) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
- Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Four: November 1940-June 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 4) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
Some of the most widely used Magazine References:
- Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
- Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
- FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
- Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
- Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
- Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
- Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
- Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
- Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
- Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/