Jorg Czypionka

Jorg Czypionka

Fighter Pilot at Luftwaffe Archives Group

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200 Stovall St, Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot Jorg Czypionka flew both the Bf-109G-10 and Me-262A as a Night Fighter Pilot.

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Two Minutes To Midnight by Robert Bailey

Jorg Czypionka flying 'Red Six' is seen over flying the Mosquito while its navigator 'hits the silk.'
Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1921, Jorg joined the Luftwaffe after graduation from high school. From 1941 to 1944 he was a flight instructor for single engine, multi-engine and instrument flying. In mid 1944 he was transferred to Nachtjagd Ergaenzungs Staffel Ludwigslust and trained to fly the Me109 and Fw190 fighters for night fighting. Lt. Czypionka then joined 10./NJG-11 in Jueterbog, flying 109's, which were specially equipped for high speed and high altitude use. His missions were against R.A.F. Mosquitos proved too fast for the 109's, a new squadron within 10./NJG-11, 'Kommando Welter' was formed in January, 1945. They were equipped with single seat Me262 jet fighters in which Lt. Czypionka has two confirmed victories in 'Red 6.' He was decorated with the Iron Cross.

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Two Minutes To Midnight

Jorg Czypionka flying 'Red Six' is seen over flying the Mosquito while its navigator 'hits the silk.'Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1921, Jorg joined the Luftwaffe after graduation from high school.From 1941 to 1944 he was a flight instructor for single engine, multi-engine and instrument flying.In mid 1944 he was transferred to Nachtjagd Ergaenzungs Staffel Ludwigslust and trained to fly the Me109 and Fw190 fighters for night fighting.Lt.Czypionka then joined 10./NJG-11 in Jueterbog, flying 109's, which were specially equipped for high speed and high altitude use.His missions were against R.A.F. Mosquitos proved too fast for the 109's, a new squadron within 10./NJG-11, 'Kommando Welter' was formed in January, 1945.They were equipped with single seat Me262 jet fighters in which Lt.Czypionka has two confirmed victories in 'Red 6.' He was decorated with the Iron Cross.

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