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Attack Regiment Wotan, the elite band of fellows whom Kuno von Dodenburg had led so usually to victory, were mercilessly cut back within the forests of the Ardennes. simply Sergeant-Major Schulze remained to guide the battered, conflict weary survivors of Hitler's famed SS throughout the mystery omit the snow-locked Vertes Mountains, within the Fuhrer's determined plan to save lots of Budapest from the Soviet armies.
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Among the latter was Leutnant Hans Ehlers, who had been appointed Kapitan of 2. S t a f f e l just one week earlier. He was forced to bail out of his 'Black 5' after ramming a Flying Fortress close to the Dutch border. This was the future ace's fourth heavy bomber of the Defence o f the Reich campaign, his opening pair having been claimed during 'First Schweinfurt'. /JG 54 served as the 1. 'Fips' Philipp had previously on the eastern front. He had returned from Russia - wearing the Oak Leaves with Swords, and with a score of 2 0 3 victories - to assume command of the reconstituted J G 1 on 1 April 1943.
JG 26 attacked another group of bombers a few minutes later, but the Gruppe managed to down only one of them. This provided a second for 6. Staffel's Oberleutnant Walter Matoni. The Gruppe was, however, also credited with a Herausschuss and a 'final destruction'. /JG 1 into action. This Staffel was the forerunner of the specialised Sturmgruppen, whose heavily armed and armoured Fw 190s would be taking the leading role in Defence of the Reich anti-bomber operations in the not too distant future (for further details see Osprey Aviation Elite Units 20 - Luftwaffe Sturmgruppen).
JG 26 as they made their way back out over the Low Countries. Hauptmann Karl Borris' I. Gruppe was also fortunate enough to chance upon a small formation of some 20 unescorted B-l7s. After delivering a concerted frontal assault, the German pilots regrouped and came in again from the rear. /JG l's earlier attacks, all but one of their claims were allowed. /JG 26's Leutnant Karl Willius. It was his third heavy bomber victory of the Defence of the Reich campaign. /JG 1, did not claim his first Defence of the Reich heavy bomber until 11 January 1944, he had been a member of JG 1 for almost two years by then.