Danish WW2 Pilots

2nd Ltt. Palle Thomsen

Unit

331 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX L.F. (FN-A)

Date

13.02.45

Time

14:15 -15:40

Details

D.698. Armed recces area AMERSPOORT-ZWOLLE-HENGLO-GELDEER-ARNHEM. In the afternoon 6 sections sections of 2 a/c each repeated the same operation, first section being airborne at 13.50 hrs. Although the visibility was still restricted due to low cloud a fair amount of road movement was seen and attacked. The result are as follows: 3 Met. one of which carrying troops strafed. 1 Met. destroyed. One armoured car, 1 lorry and one H.D.V. damaged. Unfortunately one of our a/c was hit by flak but the pilot, who was unhurt, managed to get back safely to base. The last section landed base at 15.30 hrs.

Source

AIR 27/1726

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