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The Museum was delighted to welcome as a guest, Erich Schmidt, a Luftwaffe veteran who served as a Flight Engineer on┬áJunkers 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