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News Archive for July, 2011

Nachtjagd Visitor

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The Museum was delighted to welcome as a guest, Erich Schmidt, a Luftwaffe veteran who served as a Flight Engineer on Junkers Ju88 nightfighters with the deadly Nachtjagd, that exacted a terrible toll on RAF night bombers. Erich served with Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, and was involved in the ‘Wilde Sau’ (Wild Boar) tactics designed to allow single-engined fighters not equipped with radar to intercept and attack RAF aircraft over German cities.

Erich happily chatted openly with visitors about his amazing wartime experiences and also signed personal items, including prints of Geoff Nutkins latest artwork, ‘Totenkopf Schnellbombers’. Copies of this print and the classic ‘Height of the Battle’, both signed by Erich are available to purchase. Please contact the Museum for more details.

Nachtjagd emblem

Spring/Summer 2011 Gazette

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The latest all colour edition of ‘Friends of The Few’ has gone out to Museum Club members. Contents include:

  • Details on exhibits returned to display for the 2011 season
  • News about the restoration of the Schnellbomber rear canopy
  • Report about some amazing Luftwaffe bomber fins
  • Remembering Squadron Leader Peter Brown
  • RAF Bomber Command Tribute
  • ‘Perfect Interception’ by P/O ‘Shippy’ Shipman
  • Visits to the Museum by veterans
  • Troopship tale by One of The Few
  • Focus on ‘new’ Museum communication system!