Air Intelligence Summary 1944 11 19 nr 54 (PDF)

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Description

 

Secret intelligence booklet for United States strategic air forces in Europe. 32 pages, published weekly.

Topics:

German Air Force order of battle

GAF disposition by areas; enemy activity, ground defenses; eight-gun heavy positions

The GAF General Staff; a Luftwaffe Sergeant describes some of its personalities and intrigues

German general reports on Hamburg attacks of 1943

600,000 reported homeless in Cologne

Photo of a Chimney radar installation at Boulogne, IFF array

Radar and radio tracking; H2X radiations are useless for Flak control, but VHF provides enemy much information; Naxos

Notes on new German Flak weapons: single-barreled Flak 43, twin-barreled Flak 43, rocket-flak projector

Photo of a possible A-4 long-range rocket contrail

Enemy planes and equipment; reports on several new aircraft and on an assisted-takeoff rocket; BV-144, Ar-396, Siebel-304, rocket motor (pictures included of solid-rocket motor)

Photo of Me-262 with an engine on fire after an encounter with 8th Air Force P-47s on November 1st

GAF winter airfield serviceability

Upward-firing armament; GAF experiments with rockets and guns for both day and night fighter units; “Geiskanne”: six guns are slung together in a single container on ground-attack planes (photos)

Results of allied attacks; photo of P-47s attack on a train in Germany
Transportation: Forli, Graz, Saarbrucken, Cologne, Ora
Airfield and Factories: Maribor, Munster, Graz / Neudorf (photo included)
Industrial Targets; Essen (photo of Krupps factories), Vienna / Moosbierbaum (damaged Donau Chemie A.G. photo), Milan, Knapsack, Bonn
Oil Industry: Hamburg
Naval and military: Tirpitz

Enemy Opposition (daily reports)

Performance “bugs” of the FW-190 and Me109

Summary of Operations