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The following extracts give the details of each aircraft as they appear in the original report (including the question marks). None of the entries gives the colour of the aircraft's tactical letter.

 

 

 

 

No. 1 FIELD INTELLIGENCE UNIT (AUSTRIA) RAF

Report No. 61

ZELTWEG Airfield, STYRIA, S.E. AUSTRIA

3.(F)/33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ju 188 D-2

230122

8H + AL

1 x MG 151 in turret; two external 2000/XIII bomb racks.

 

 

Evidence of FuG 16 and FuG 25.

 

 

Jumo 213 A-1
1021521363
(second engine missing)

1.(F)/Nacht

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do 217 M

3930

K7 + DH

1 x MG 131 forward; 1 x MG 131 in turret; 1000/500/XIB Schloss Lafette in bomb bays.

 

 

 

Some switch gear for radio controlled bombs and torpedo dropping equipment identified but all radio fittings removed.

 

 

 

DB 603 A-2
01082574 and 01600684.

Do 217 M

3865

K7 + IH

Guns and radio gear as above.

 

 

 

DB 603 A-2
01602652 and 01602442.

Do 217 M

3930

K7 + HH

Guns and radio gear as above.

[Duplicated Werk Nummer, as in original report]

DB 603 A-2
01500915 and 01501679

Do 217 M

3905

K7 + FH

Guns and radio gear as above.

 

 

 

DB 603 A-1 17443
(second engine removed).

2./NAG 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fw 189 A-2

0263

5H + QK

MG 81 Z forward; MG 81 Z aft.

 

 

 

2 X ETC 50/VIIId bomb carriers under each wing.

 

 

 

Argus 410
4611 and 1555.

Fw 189 A-2

2278

5H + PK

As above.

 

 

Argus 410
4001 and 4441.

Fw 189 A-2

0229

5H + OK

Guns removed, bomb racks as above.

 

 

 

Argus 410
1203 and 1674.

Fw 189 A-3

2227

5H + WK

As above.

 

 

 

Argus 410
102721 and 105396.

Additional information

1.(F)/Nacht was directly subordinated to Luftflotte 4, at Linz-Hörsching on 3 May 1945. On 24 February it was based at Wiener Neustadt. Next day, the Staffel's Lt. Walter Krch [sic] and Ofw. Hans Schippers were posted missing in bombing at Dresden.

3.(F)/33 was reported as being disbanded at Kircham on 3 May 1945. On 20 February, it had a Ju 188 D-2 (WNr. 230433) 10% damaged when it nosed over while landing at Steinamanger (Szombathely) Hungary. On 3 March at the same airfield, another Ju 188 D-2 of the Staffel (WNr. 150537) crash landed due to poor ground conditions. No personnel were hurt in either incident.

Subordinated to 18. Fliegerdivision, 2./NAG 16 was at Wels on 3 May 1945, with a Kette in Graz. The Staffel reported an Fw 189 A-2 (WNr. 125402) 90% damaged by Flak on 30 January.

According to the KTB of the General der Aufklärungsflieger:

— on 3 March 1945, Oblt. Wolf Loah of the Versuchsverband OKL had been posted to 3.(F)/33 for training as a Staffelkapitän;

— on 17 March, Hptm. Hölterscheidt had been posted from 2.(F)/Nacht to be trained as a Staffelkapitän with 1.(F)/Nacht;

— also on 17 March, Hptm. Jährig of 3.(F)/123 was transferred to 3.(F)/33 as Staffelkapitän.

ZELTWEG (Page 3)

Twin-engined aircraft from three Luftwaffe reconnaissance units ended up Zeltweg.


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