the Kommodore of JG 54, Deitrich Hrabak ordered his pilots to
leave the Kurland pocket and flying out their fighters to the
west, they stuffed their machines full with their "Black
men" some machines with as many as five persons. Two of
the machines flown out this day was these Fw 190 A-8s. It interesting
to note that they were form the same production batch, produced
by Ago in Oscherleben during November 1944 and with just four
machines apart on the the production line, W.Nr. 739141 and 749137.
Both pilots took of as ordered from Windau heading towards Denmark.
However Chevron 2 flown by Uffz. Ludwig Nitsch was forced to
to jettison his drop-tank and flew to Neutral Sweden instead
where he belly-landed his machine at Lockarp. In fact both machines
landed about 100 km from each-other, although the pilot flying
in Chevron 1 belly-landed his machine in Denmark on the Island
of Lolland at Jarlsgaard near Sanby.