Danish WW2 Pilots

Ob.ltn. Kaj Birksted

Unit

331 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire Vb , EN786 (FN-T)

Date

18.09.42

Time

14:55 -16:30

Details

Rendezvous was made with 121 Squadron at Sothend and then course was set for Ostend to look for shipping. About 3 or 4 miles off Ostend a small cargo vessel of about 5-600 tons was sighted. We attacked it first and were then ordered to attack again, however at this time 121 Squadron were ordered down to attack the ship so that our second attack become mixed up with their first attack. The ship was left on fire and in a sinking condition.

Source

AIR 27/1724

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