Danish WW2 Pilots

Ob.ltn. Kaj Birksted

Unit

332 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX , BS458 (KB)

Date

16.08.43

Time

17:00 -18:40

Details

Ramrod 205. Climbing from base, the coast was crossed at Knocke at 1740 hours. The Wing swept Ghent at 24,000 feet and when e/a were reported over Walcheren, made a starboard turn. 12 aircraft were then sighted over Walcheren at extreme range. The Wing climbed to 30,000 feet over Knocke and swept to starboard with the sun behind. Aircraft were again sighted going East at 33,000 feet at extreme range. After a few minutes chase, the Wing lost sight of this aircraft. Later Blue section of this Squadron investigated aircraft below the Wing, but these turned out to be friendly. The Wing swept East and then returned to base without further incident. Flak - slightly heavy in the Flushing area. Weather:- Layers at 32-35,000 feet over Flushing - the remainder clear. Visibility very good.

Source

AIR 27/1728

Note

ORB indicates aircraft as BS548, but this is likely be an error as BS458 was 132 W/C mount during this period.

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