Leutnant Jorg Czypionka takes off from his base at Burg-bei-Magdeburg, to defend the area from
an incoming raid by RAF Lancasters.
Lt. Czypionka is one of the very few Luftwaffe pilots who
flew the revolutionary Messerschmitt 262 jet during night operations in WWII. This was the
'Kommando Welter' 10./NJG-11 and Jorg flew 'Red 6.' Another 262 takes off while Lt.
Czypionka climbs for height.
Below, we see two night fighter Me 110's warming up for night
missions, with ground crew standing by. An Me 109 is parked after its day's work. Because a
black-out was in effect, runway lights were lit for only a few minutes. For the same reason, a
mechanic hastily closes a workshop door to prevent light from being seen by marauding Allied
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Signed by Lt Jorg Czypionka (Me262) - Lt Hans H. Busch ( Me262) Oblt Kurt Schulze (Me109).