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On 31 October 1944 redesignated
.20. As a result, Stab III./KG 51 was reformed as Stab./
.20, 7./KG 51 reformed as 1./
.20, 8./KG 51 reformed as 2./
.20, 9./KG 51 reformed as 3./
.12 were first based at Vecumi, flying their first combat missions on 26 March. On 26 May they moved to Salas aerodrome in Kārsava, about south of Vecumi. On 22 June the second "Staffel" (2./
.12) was formed, joining 1./
.12 at Salas on the 26th. In July
.12 moved north-east to Gulbene, and later eastwards to Kalnciems near Riga. A third "Staffel" (3./
.12) was created in July, but due to a lack of aircraft, flew no operations, and its equipment and personnel were eventually incorporated into the 1st and 2nd "Staffeln".
The CR.42LWs equipped to the newly formed 3./
7 in Zagreb, Croatia, in April 1944. By September 1944, 2. "Staffel" was transferred in Croatia too (at Pleso) and the Fiats later equipped 1. "Staffel" also, in Graz, Austria.
SchlG 1 gradually withdrew to become fully stationed in Kiev in October 1943. On 18 October 1943, the "Stab" (staff) was disbanded and the personnel used to form the staffs of IV/SG 9,
7. Both "Gruppen" moved to other formations: the I/SchlG 1 was renamed the II/SG 77, except for the 1st "Staffel" which was disbanded and incorporated into the other "Staffeln", and the II/SchlG 1 was renamed the II/SG 2, with 5th "Staffel" becoming 8th "Staffel" and the others retaining their numbers.
During their occupation of Denmark, the Germans seized some Danish Fokker C.V.-Es. Some of these aircraft were used by the Estonian volunteer-manned "Nachtschlachtgruppe" 11 (Night Ground Attack Wing 11) at Rahkla in 1944.
. 11 used its C.V-Es on the Eastern Front to carry out disruptive harassment night bombing sorties against the Russian front lines. These operations were carried out in response to similar nocturnal operations by Soviet light aircraft, such as Po-2 biplanes. Two of the C.V-Es of the
. 11 were flown to Sweden in October 1944 by four Estonian defectors, and one of them was returned to the Danes by the Swedes in 1947.
On 11 August 1944 the "Luftwaffen-Legion Lettland" was formed. It consisted of the two active "Staffel" of
.12, and the third (still in the process of formation), the flight school at Liepaja-Grobina, renamed the "Ergaenzungs Fliegergruppe Lettland" ("Latvian Supplementary Flying Group"), and an anti-aircraft unit. On 17 August overall command of the Legion was assumed by the Latvian Lieutenant-Colonel Jānis Rucels, with Lt.-Col. Nikolajs Bulmanis commanding
.12. In September the Legion was relocated further east to a base in Tukums, and in early October flew their last combat sorties in the vicinity of Dobele. The Legion was finally evacuated back to Hohensalza (now Inowrocław, Poland).
As a "Störkampfstaffel" ("Harassment squadron") 1./
.12 flew night bombing missions attacking enemy concentrations, infrastructure, and other targets of opportunity. Although the Ar 66 was a two-seater aircraft, they usually flew with only a single pilot, and carried two or three or anti-personnel or incendiary bombs. Their missions were typically flown at an altitude of around , up to behind enemy lines. Each pilot was issued with a pistol and machine gun, in case of a forced landing in enemy territory.
Also in October 1943, the "Störkampfstaffeln" were brought together into larger "Nachtschlachtgruppe (
)" (night ground attack group, literally night battle group) units of either three or four squadrons each. In March 1945 "Nachtschlachtgruppe" 5 had 69 Gotha Go 145’s on strength of which 52 were serviceable while "Nachtschlachtgruppe" 3 in the Courland Pocket had 18 Gotha Go 145’s on strength of which 16 were serviceable. When the war in Europe ended on 8 May 1945 the Gotha Go 145 equipped the majority of the "Nachtschlachtgruppen".
One of the German units to use the CR.42 was "Nachtschlachtgruppe" (
.) 9, based in Udine. Its task was to fight partisans in the region of the Alps, Istria and Croatia. The 1. "Staffel" received its "Falchi" in November 1943 and in January 1944 the unit was transferred to the airfield at Caselle near Turin to operate against partisan units in the Southern Alps. On 28 January, the 2. Staffel too was equipped with the CR.42. The training of Germans pilots took place at a school in Venaria Reale.
Sturdy and agile, the Bü 131A was first delivered to the "Deutscher Luftsportverband" (DLV). The Bü 131B was selected as the primary basic trainer for the German "Luftwaffe", and it served with "virtually all" the "Luftwaffe"s primary flying schools during the war, as well as with night harassment units such as "Nachtschlacht Gruppen" (
) 2, 11, and 12. Yugoslavia was the main prewar export customer; "as many as 400 may have found their way" there. She was joined by Bulgaria with 15 and Romania with 40.
The Ju 88P was a specialized variant for ground attack and to function as a bomber destroyer, designed starting from 1942 and produced in small numbers, using examples of the "Bordkanone" heavy calibre aviation autocannon series, which required the omission of the "Bola" undernose gondola for clearance. The prototype, derived from a standard Ju 88 A-4, was armed with a 7.5 cm anti-tank gun derived from the 7.5 cm PaK 40 installed in a large conformal gun pod under the fuselage. This was followed by a small batch of Ju 88 P-1, which standardized the solid sheet metal nose of the C version for all known examples of the P-series, and used the new 7.5 cm PaK 40L semi-automatic gun, also known as the "Bordkanone" BK 7,5, which was also meant for use in both the later Henschel Hs 129B-3 dedicated anti-armor aircraft, and a never-achieved production version of the He 177A-3/R5 ground-attack "Flak"-suppression "Stalingradtyp" field-improvised version. The Ju 88P-1 was produced in some 40 units, but with the massive cannon installation resulting in a slow and vulnerable aircraft, it was soon replaced by the Ju 88 P-2, featuring two "Bordkanone" 3.7 cm BK 3,7 guns, whose higher muzzle velocity proved useful against the Russian tanks in the Eastern Front. This aircraft was used by "Erprobungskommando" 25. The Ju 88 P-3 also used the twin BK 3,7 guns, and added further armor for the crew, and was delivered at one "Staffel" of the "Nachtschlachtgruppen" 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9 for night attacks in the Eastern Front, in northern Norway (
8) and Italy (
9). Finally, the Ju 88 P-4 mounted a smaller-volume ventral gun pod housing a 5 cm auto-loading "Bordkanone" BK 5 cannon (the same ordnance used for the field-improvised handful of "Stalingradtyp" He 177As created) and, in some cases, 6.5 cm solid propellant rockets.
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