Danish WW2 Pilots

Ltn. Kjeld Rønhof

Unit

332 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX , BS407 (AH-Y)

Date

06.12.42

Time

11:20 -13:25

Details

Captain Thorsager F. led this Squadron to act as second fighter cover to Fortresses raiding Lille. 331(N) Squadron were also taking part and Major K.Birksted D.F.C. was leading he Wing. The bombers were seven minutes early at rendezvous and the other fighters taking part in Circus 241 did not contact the bombers until well over land. 331 Squadron was flying to starboard of 2nd box of bombers-2000 feet above and 332 Squadron was to port 5000 feet above. The Wing covered first box of bombers to the target as well. Having left Lille, 2 F.W. 190's dived through the Wing and attacked one of the in the 2nd box, but without success. Lieut. Ryg J. flying as Green 1, saw one of the bombers in the 3rd box shot down- one of the crew was seen to bail out. Slight flak was experienced over the target, but too low.

Source

Air 27/1728

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