Danish WW2 Pilots

Ob.ltn. Kaj Birksted

Unit

332 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX , BS458 (KB)

Date

19.09.43

Time

10:45 -12:30

Details

Ramrod 232. The North Weald Wing was to act as High Cover to bombers attacking airfields near Lille. Rendezvous point was reached on time where the escort Squadrons were met but the bombers were 15 minutes late. The Wing proceeded to 15 miles S. of Lille. Enemy aircraft were then reported over the target so the Wing approached - flying above haze layer at 18-24,000 feet. No e/a were seen and the Wing went on to Furnes where beehive were seen to cross out. Inaccurate intense heavy flak was experienced from Dunkirk.

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.

Last edited: