Danish WW2 Pilots

2nd Ltt. Palle Thomsen

Unit

331 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX L.F. , NH355 (FN-H)

Date

09.08.44

Time

19:45 -21:20

Details

12 a/c led by Major Gram took off from base to participate together with 127 sqdr. in a fighter sweep. 331 (N) Sqdr. attacked 6 barges 10 miles south of Genth. Strikes and exlosions were observed. 6 barges were left damaged. 1 M E attacked and was seen to turn over to the Burges-Courtrai road. During this attack one of our a/c sustained slight damage to the right wing, tailfin and enginecover by empty cartridges ejected by one a/c in front of first mentioned a/c. Pilot uninjured and was able to finish sortie. Met with meagre inacc. heavy flak 10 miles west of Arras.

Source

AIR 27/1726

Note

ORB only gives a/c as FN-H, but Tidemann-Johannesen (2001) gives this a/c as NH355 in early August 1944

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