Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jagdfliegerführer Norwegen was a formation of the German Luftwaffe based in Occupied Norway during World War II. It was named for the "Fighter Leader (Jafu), Norway" and referred to the units under his command.Jafu Norwegen was formed in June 1941 from units of Jagdgeschwader 5 (JG 5) and was responsible for fighter operations in defence of Occupied Norway. It was subordinated to Luftflotte 5, and located at Forus, near Stavanger. Other units of JG 5 were assigned to operations in support of the invasion of the Soviet Union in the north and were under the command of Fliegerfuehrer Nord Ost. By 1943 Jafu Norwegen had three squadrons (Staffel) of JG 5 under control, based at Trondheim, Gossen, Lade, Stavanger and Herdla. In 1944 had acquired a night fighter unit, based at Lista. Following the collapse of the Northern Front, Jafu Norwegen was re-united with JG 5 on March 16, 1945.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! No. 12 Group RAF was first formed in April 1918 at Cranwell, Lincolnshire, within No. 3 Area. On 8 May, 1918 the group transferred to Midland Area, and then to Northern Area on 18 October 1919. On 1 November that year it became the RAF (Cadet) College. The group was reformed on 1 April 1937 in Fighter Command. It was the group responsible for aerial defence of the Midlands, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and North Wales. Construction of a purpose built site at RAF Watnall was not completed until late 1940, after which operations were relocated from nearby RAF Hucknall. During World War II this group was the second most important group of Fighter Command, and as such, it received its share of attacks from the German Luftwaffe throughout the war.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Le Mans Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield, which is located near the City of Le Mans in the Pays de la Loire region of northern France.Le Mans was an industrial target for the Allies due to the Renault manufacturing facilities during the Occupation of France by the Germans. The Renault plant was the largest armament, truck and tank works in France.The Luftwaffe built a grass airfield, which opened on 7 September 1940 for the defense of the facility. Known units assigned (all from Luftlotte 3, Fliegerkorps IV).
The Dieppe Raid, also known as The Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter or later on Operation Jubilee, during the Second World War, was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe on the northern coast of France on 19 August 1942. The assault began at 5:00 AM in the morning and by 9:00 AM the Allied commanders had been forced to call a retreat. Over 6,000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, were supported by large British naval and Allied air force contingents. The objective was to seize and hold a major port for a short period, both to prove it was possible and to gather intelligence from prisoners and captured materials while assessing the German responses. The Allies also wanted to destroy coastal defences, port structures and all strategic buildings. No major objectives of the raid were accomplished. A total of 3,623 of the 6,086 men who made it ashore were either killed, wounded, or captured (almost 60%). The Allied air forces failed to lure the Luftwaffe into open battle, and lost 106 aircraft. The Luftwaffe only lost 48 aircraft while the Royal Navy suffered 555 casualties.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gael Airfield is an abandoned World War II military airfield, which is located near the commune of Gaël in the Brittany region of northern France.The airfield was originally built by the German Luftwaffe during 1941. As part of the D-Day landings in Normandy, the United States Army Air Force VIII Bomber Command 92d Bombardment Group attacked the airfield with twelve B-17 Flying Fortress bombers on 15 June 1944 (Mission 414) as part of a general bombardment of German airfields in the area.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Juvincourt Airfield is an abandoned military airfield, which is located near the commune of Juvincourt-et-Damary in the Aisne department of northern France. Built originally as a grass airfield by the French Air Force before World War II, Juvincourt was expanded to become one of the main German Luftwaffe air bases in France during the German occupation (1940-1944), hosting a wide variety of both fighter and bomber aircraft, including German jet fighters and bombers. Seized by the Allies in September 1944, it became a major United States Army Air Force base for fighter, bomber and transport units for the remainder of the European War (1944-1945). Today, the airfield is a quiet place, hosting paintball fights and a Robert Bosch GmbH automobile testing center and track. Extensive wartime relics can be found in the area as well as the former airfield.