Profile no 49. Junkers Ju 88 C-6

D5+GX of 12./NJG 3, Flown by Hauptmann Eduard Schröder, Grove/Denmark, December 1943
During this month, the RAF's Bomber Command continued its campaign against Berlin. Located at bases in Denmark, IV./NJG 3 had excellent opportunities to attack the bombers on their inbound and outbound routes. The unit managed to shoot down 11 RAF four-engine bombers in December, for the loss of two Ju 88 Cs. Schröder amassed a total of 24 night victories flying in the unit's 12th and 3rd Staffeln. Before joining the Nachtjagd he served with II./JG 53 claiming five daylight abschüssen including three on the Eastern Front. Interestingly, this aircraft was tted with the FuG 202 Litchtenstein B/C radar that by this date was effectively being jammed by the RAF's use of "Window".


The text and profile is taken from my new profile book, Luftwaffe Night Fighters, Profile Book Number 5

© Claes Sundin 2016