CHRIS GOSS DESCRIBES ALLIED ENCOUNTERS WITH THE UNORTHODOX AND TROUBLESOME ROCKET-PROPELLED ME 163
MESSERSCHMITT Me 163 KOMET
A formation of B-17 Flying
Fortresses encountered Messerschmitt’s new rocket- Komet interceptor for the first time on August 16, 1944. The American crews were concerned that the little aircraft were so fast they could not be tracked by the turrets and waist guns.