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Offline Shroom

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A request for the Luftwaffe
« on: January 08, 2002, 11:56:00 PM »
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        I have been a Member of Kampfgeschwader 200 for 4 years and Would like to request a Plane for our squad That operates in the CT, but 1st please read this bit of history on the squad,

KG200 (Battle Wing 200) was officially formed by order of the Luftwaffe high command (OKL) on 20 february 1944. The first components of the new unit came from the amalgamation of the 1st and 2nd Test Formations (both composed of many squadrons) of the Abwehr 5th Branch (air intelligence) which already had many captured Allied aircrafts. By early July 44, the unit already had over 100 trained crews and was operating 32 different German and Allied aircraft types.

This large fleet of aircrafts included Ar-232s, B-17s, B-24s, Bv-138s, Bv-222s, Ju-52s, Ju-88s, Ju-188s, Ju-352s, Ju-290s, Ju390s, He-111s, He-177s, Pe-2s (Soviet), and Sb-2s (Soviet) to name a few... These aircrafts used operationally on all fronts carrying out a great variety of missions ranging from reconnaissance, to cargo transport, to the covert ferrying of agents in and out of enemy territory, to bombing and missile attacks! Many a German agent was dropped in Allied territory by this unit, what better disguise than a B-17? These aircrafts were also used to shadow 8th Air Force bomber formations sending out a constant stream of radio updates of the air battle with up to the minute altitude and heading of the big bomber boxes; and this, without fear of attack from Allied fighters. Some of these aircrafts were redesignated so as to not attract attention, for example, the B-17s in Luftwaffe service were refered to as the Dornier 200.

KG200 was a huge organisation operating over the entire European Theater of Operations. With bases from the shores of the Baltic to the Algerian desert to the coast of France and back to deep inside the Soviet Union, KG200 was like a gigantic octopus veiled in a shroud of secrecy we will probably never totally uncover. Some documents have yet to be declassified! But some pieces are slowly coming together and a bigger picture is starting to form on this extraordinary unit.

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  So how about any scenarios after Febuary 1944, we get a B17 for the Mighty Luftwaffe.
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