Danish WW2 Pilots

Ob.ltn. Kaj Birksted

Unit

332 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX , BS458 (KB)

Date

23.08.43

Time

16:50 -18:10

Details

Rodeo 252. The North Weald Wing was acting second as Fighter Sweep on this operation. The French coast was crossed at Le Touquet - this Squadron, led by Major K. Birksted, D.F.C., flying at 26,000 feet, 331(N)Squadron stepped up slightly behind. Sweeping Merville - Ronters - Bruges, the Wing crossed out at Ostende without seeing any e/a. Flak:- some seen in Ostende area. Weather:- 5/10ths at 10-15,000 feet over France and Belgium. Visibility unlimited.

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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