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Post by PPoS » 16 Jan 2005 00:00

I know that KG 200 used captured planes and doing some clandestine missions but did they work together with the Abwehr and Abwehr II (Brandenburg)?

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Post by General » 17 Jan 2005 20:32

They dropped some agents above enemy territory.

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Post by Tony Kearns » 17 Jan 2005 21:20

PPoS,
I would recommend the publication KG200 The Luftwaffe's Most Secret Unit by Geoffrey J. Thomas and Barry Ketley. published by Hikoki Publications ISBN 1 902109 33 3.
HTH
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Post by Xavier » 17 Jan 2005 23:23

I suggest also, "strangers in a strange land" by squadron publications,
it lists the known foreign planes used by KG 200
or if you tell me what you need, I can look it up tonight.

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Post by PPoS » 18 Jan 2005 21:38

Thanks Xavier but I only want to know if they co-operated with the Abwehr and Abwehr II which I believe they did if you read General's post. These agents I suppose would be Abwehr agents, and not Brandenburgers. Does anyone know if the KG-200 was dropping Brandenburgers aswell?

And Tony Kearns, thanks for the tip. As soon I get enough money I will buy alot of good WW2 books.

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Post by General » 18 Jan 2005 22:07

PPoS wrote:Thanks Xavier but I only want to know if they co-operated with the Abwehr and Abwehr II which I believe they did if you read General's post. These agents I suppose would be Abwehr agents, and not Brandenburgers. Does anyone know if the KG-200 was dropping Brandenburgers aswell?

And Tony Kearns, thanks for the tip. As soon I get enough money I will buy alot of good WW2 books.
In Kurowski's book there few pages about KG200 will have a look in it.

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Post by ninoo » 21 Feb 2005 10:36

During Operasi Atlas in late of 1944, a Luftwaffe B-17 bomber dropped 5 German agents (Germans and Arabs) in Jericho to spread an Arab rebellion. probably the bomber belong to KG-200.

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Post by Larry D. » 21 Feb 2005 16:12

PPoS: - I know that KG 200 used captured planes and doing some clandestine missions but did they work together with the Abwehr and Abwehr II (Brandenburg)?
Yes.

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Post by PPoS » 22 Feb 2005 18:59

Thanks Larry.

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Post by Erich » 24 Feb 2005 00:58

Friends:

Just a brief story of an almost US night fighter ace. Jack Slayton told me in an interview about 10 years ago around a bowl of vegetable soup (weird how you remember some things like that !), he was flying his P-61 with his R/O at mid altitiude on a beautiful clear night in the spring of 1945. Unfortunately for him there was a night fighters moon out. big and Full and yellow-green. In the distance he noticed a large foru engine job chinking in the air; a defnsive mode to ward off US/RAF radar(aerial) sets. Jack went over to investigate and at 200 yards could easily tell it was a Ju 290, dark camo slowing down and droping in height. Jack's P-61 was above the German bird and as he was ready to get in behind to set up his attack pattern the Ju 290 winged over and dove straight towards the ground leveling off into the dark smokey haze below. Jack lost his prey and with a wink in his eye told me the unit was agent dropping and he had beenntold on several missions to keep an eye out for large a/c in a slow definate pattern..........the Ju 290 tail gunner had spotted the outline of the following P-61 in the moonlight..........

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Re: KG 200

Post by Cantankerous » 09 Jun 2023 21:33

When a number of B-17s served with KG 200 for decoys purposes after being captured by the Luftwaffe upon crash-landing in Germany, several were given the cover designation "Dornier Do 200", and one B-17 used by KG 200 during Operations Dora and Bunny-Hop in Libya in early 1944 that somehow managed to return to Athens for repair after being badly damaged by enemy forces received the cover designation "Dornier Do 288".

Links:
http://www.oocities.org/pentagon/2833/l ... do200.html
http://panssarivaunut.blogspot.com/2015 ... g-200.html
https://worldwarwings.com/10-things-you ... -fortress/

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Re: KG 200

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 16 Sep 2023 17:52

Interesting topic.

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