Danish WW2 Pilots

2nd Ltt. Palle Thomsen

Unit

331 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX L.F. (FN-C)

Date

06.08.44

Time

11:20 -13:10

Details

12 a/c led by Capt. Ringdal took off from base to provide close escort to 100 Lancasters bombing Z3257. Approximately 25 e/a attempted to intercept bombers escorted by 331(N) Sqdn. These were summarily dealt with. 1 ME 109 as destroyed by Capt. Ringdal, 1 ME 109 by Lieut. L'Abee-Lund and 1 F.W. by 2/Lieuts Gundersen and Tjensvoll. One F.W. damaged by Capt. Ringdal. The rest of the escort was uneventful. 1 M.E. 109 was observed in the target area with roundel on fuselage. Red centre with white edge and a black cross in the centre. All a/c returned safely to base at 13.10 hrs. with exception of one a/c which had to return to base due to mechanical trouble. Later the Squadron moved with 132 Wing from R.A.F. Tangmere to A.L.Q. Funtingdon.

Reference

Z3257 = Latitude : 52° 41' 05'' N, Longitude : 5° 15' 16'' E

Source

AIR 27/1726

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