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7 Oct 1944

  • 1st Lieutenant Urban Drew, flying a P-51 fighter, shot down two Me 262 fighters (flown by Oberfeldwebel Heinz Arnold and Leutnant Gerhard Kobert) as they were taking off from Achmer Airfield. The only witness to the town victories, his wingman 2nd Lieutenant Robert McCandliss, was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and captured before the end of the mission, so Drew did not receive credit for these two downings until after the war when McCandliss was released from captivity. This was the first and only time in the war a pilot scored two jet victories in one mission. ww2dbase [Bramsche, Weser-Ems | CPC]
6 Nov 1944

  • Captain Charles Yeager of USAAF 357th Fighter Group shot down a German Me 262 fighter while it was landing at Achmer Airfield in Germany; the German pilot, Oberfeldwebel Freutzer, survived the crash caused by the wing being shot off by Yeager. ww2dbase [Charles Yeager | Bramsche, Weser-Ems | CPC]
7 Nov 1944

  • Adolf Galland inspected the newly created Jagdgeschwader 7 wing at Achmer Airfield in Germany, which was equipped with Me 262 jet fighters. He repeated his orders for Walter Nowotny to keep a cover of Fw 190 fighters above the airfield when the jet fighters were taking off or landing, in order to prevent the situation that took place on the previous day. ww2dbase [Adolf Galland | Bramsche, Weser-Ems | CPC]
8 Nov 1944

  • Adolf Galland monitored the progress of the operation "Big Blow" from the radio shack at Achmer Airfield, Germany. ww2dbase [Adolf Galland | Bramsche, Weser-Ems | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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