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Nachtjagerstaffel Norwegen

Junker Ju 88 G-6 from NJS Norwegen, B4+SA, Norway 1945


The origin of Nachtjagerstaffel Norwegen probably begins in November 1943 when 13 (Z)./JG 5 at Kirkenes got a Nachtjagerkomando attached to their unit, with 2 and later 3 Bf 110 G-4.

March 44

Nachtjagerkomando received a Ju 88 C-6 from another unit. This is possibly 4R+FH

7 March at Kirkenes
16 March at Petsamo

April 44

 Bf 110 G-4 3
Ju 88 C-6 1

6 April at Kirkenes

May 44

1 May at Nautsi (Finland)
16 May at Lista

June 44

2 Bf 110 G-4 lost in non combat missions

July 44

18 July Nachtjagerstaffel Finland formed (but not operational until August)
27 July Nachtjagerkomando 13 (Z)./JG 5 incorporated into Nachtjagerstaffel Finland at Lista

 Bf 110 G-4 3
Ju 88 C-1 1

1 Bf 110 G-4 was given to another unit

August 44

1 August transferred to Nautsi

During August the unit received:

1 Bf 110 G-4
2 Ju 88 G-1
2 Bf 110 G-4/R-3 (Factory new)
1 He 219 A-0 **

September 44

 Bf 110 G-4 1
Bf 110 G-4/R-3 2
Ju 88 G-1 2
Ju 88 C-6 1
He 219 A-0 1

14 September at Nautsi
29 September at Nautsi

The unit received :
3 Bf 110 G-4/G-3
1 Bf 110 G-4/R-8
1 Bf 110 G-4

1 Bf 110 G4-R-3 was lost in non combat mission

October 44

 Bf 110 G-4 2
Bf 110 G-4/R-3 4
Bf 110 G-4/R-8 1
Ju 88 G-1 2
Ju 88 C-6 1
He 219 A-0 1

At 13 October the unit was transferred to Lista

November 44

The unit lost three planes in non combat missions:
1 Bf 110 G-4
2 Bf 110 G-4/R-3

11 November 3 Bf 110 started to search for bombers. No contact
23 November the unit was renamed Nachtjagerstaffel Norwegen.

December 44

The unit received 4 planes
1 Bf 110 G-4/R-6
3 Ju 88 G-6
+ 1 Bf 110 G-4 from repair

1 Bf 110 G-4 was lost in a non combat mission

26 December: 2 nightfighter was hunting 10 bombers in Drammen/Notodden area. No contact
31 December: 1 enemy bomber shoot down near Lister

January 45

The unit divided into one unit at Lista under command of Hptm Hüschens an another at Gardermoen under command of Hptm Voigt.

February 45

The unit lost 3 planes
1 Bf 110 G-4
2 Ju 88 G-6

22 February: 1 enemy plane shoot down
25 February: 2 enemy plane shoot down

March 45

17 March renamed 4./NJG 3

Possibly lost one Ju 88 near Lista

Unit at Lista moved to Kjevik30

30 March: 3 enemy planes shoot down

April 45

Unit lost 3 Ju 88 in combat missions

May 45

1 Ju 88 lost in a combat mission

8 May was 4./NJG 3 ordered to fly to Kurland to evacuate soldiers. 4 planes survived:

1 Ju 88 G-6, B4+SA, flown by Hptm Hüschen landed in Sweden
1 Ju 88 G flown by HptmVoigt landed in Hamburg
1 Ju 88 G B4+EA flown by Ofw Keilig landed in Stade
1 Ju 88 G-6, B4+FA, Werk.no 621197 landed in Mannheim-Sandhofen

3 plane was left in Norway
1 ju 88 G-1, B4+DA
1 Bf 110 G-4, B4+KA
1 Bf 110 G-4, Code unknown

 

Known losses:

Date

Plane

Werk.No

Code

Cause

Place

Damage (%)

Personalia

12-2-45 Bf 110 G-4 740049 B4+VA Missing Sea near Lista 100 Lt. Günther Vollrath (F) MIA
Obgfr. Hans Baumgardt (Bf) MIA
Fw. August Farrenkothen (Bs) MIA
               
24-2-45 Ju 88 G-6 621284 B4+NA Crash Near Gardermoen 100 Uffz. Heinrich Semmelrogge (F) KIA
Uffz. Werner Dörries (Bf) KIA
Uffz. Rudolf Lang (Bs) KIA
               
25-2-45 Ju 88 G-6 621990 Crash Air Battle 30
3-4-45 Ju 88 B4+CA Shoot down Tynset 100 Crew KIA
25-4-45 Ju 88 Shoot down Kragerø 100 Fw. Kurt Gross (F) KIA
Ufz. Reinhard Johnsen (Bf) KIA
Fw. Otto Müller (Bs) KIA
2-5-45 Ju 88 G-6 B4+OA Shoot down Amdal 100 Crew KIA
8-5-45 Ju 88 G-6 623363 B4+SA Engine trouble Sweden "Hptm. Werner Hüschens (F)
Ofw. Sebastian Falk (Bf)"
               

Known kills:

 

31 December 1944: 1 Short Stirling , LJ 914 620 Sqn. Crew unknown. Near Lister (this is most likely by NJS Norwegen)
22 February 1945: 1 Short Stirling Mk IV. LK 566. 190 Sqn. Crew killed. Near Tvedestrand
25 February 1945: 1 Handley Page Halifax MK III. NA 103. 298 Sqn. Crew killed. Near Arendal
25 February 1945: 1 Short Stirling MK IV. LJ 925. 196 Sqn. 3 Bailed out, 3 killed. Near Arendal
30 March 1945: 1 Short Stirling MK IV. LK 119. 161 Sqn. Crew Killed. Near Tvedestrand
30 March 1945: 1 Short Stirling MK IV. LK 332. 299 Sqn. Crew Killed. Risör
30 March 1945: 1 Short Stirling MK IV. LJ 888. 196 Sqn. Crew Killed. Arendal

Known Crew (Pilots?) :

Hptm Hüschens
Hptm Voigt
Obfw Voigt
Obfw Keilig
Lt Vollrath
Uffz Semmelrogge
Uffz Sell
Fw Gross
Fw Baumann
Fw Grundei