Fw 190A-8/R2, W. Nr. 682958, Uffz. Paul Lixfeld, 6.(Sturm)/ JG 300, Löbnitz, Germany, December 1944

As was the case with sister unit JG 301, JG 300 was originally tasked with night interception of Allied bomber raids into occupied Europe. At the beginning of 1944, the unit’s role was changed to day fighting. II. Gruppe was formed in July 1943 and received heavily armed and armoured Fw 190A-8/R2

aircraft in the summer of 1944 designed to combat the Allied raids and continued to be designated as a Sturmgruppe. One of the pilots of this unit became

eighteen-year-old Uffz. Paul Lixfeld who’s ‘Yellow 12’ carried the name ‘Muschi’.

JG 300 aircraft flying within the Defence of the Reich system carried a red fuselage band. Lixfeld’s Sturmbock didn’t carry the side armoured glass panels

on the sliding section of the canopy, nicknamed ‘Scheuklappe’ (horse blinds). Many Sturmbocks had these removed because of freezing condensation

between the armoured panels and the canopy proper, limiting visibility from the airplane.

INFO Eduard - DECEMBER 2020