Kdo. Panther

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Alternative name for Einsatz Kdo. Braunegg

11 Dec 1944 - Braunegg was also referred to as Kdo. Panther - it was first addressed in signals to that effect on 16 December 1944.

11 Dec 1944 - strength now 7 Me 262s fitted with cameras, a further 10 aircraft were reportedly being fitted out with cameras at Leipheim.

17 Dec 1944 - In recce orders from 5 Jagd Div. Kommando Panther ordered for recce mission comprising of two Rotte of Me262. This reference is identified as the first indication to the Allies of which aircraft type were being used by this unidentified detachment (Kdo Panther). [1]

18/19 Dec 1944 - In recce orders Kdo. Panther ordered to conduct recce missions in over the Trier - Saarbrucken - Lauterburg area. [2]

22 Dec 1944 - 5 Jagd Div ops record for 22 Dec 44 shows four Me262 a/c of Kdo Panther conducted recce missions over the Mülhausen-Basel-Delle-Bitsch-Lauterburg-Weissenburg areas.[3]

23 Dec 1944 - 5 Jagd Div ops report of 1900hrs 23 Dec 44 states no operations conducted by Kdo. Panther on this date.[4]


  1. Ultra HP9763 refers,see also HP8400
  2. Ultra HP9794 refers,see also HP9721
  3. Ultra BT193 refers - see also BT166
  4. Ultra BT201 refers