Danish WW2 Pilots

Fg Off. Otto Hjalmar Antoft

Unit

190 Sqn

Aircraft

Stirling Mk. IV , LJ943

Date

18.09.44

Time

12:10 -15:55

Details

21 Aircraft took off with Horsa Gliders at approximately 15.00 [12.00?] hrs for the Arnhem area of Holland. The load carried included 92 troops, 18 jeeps, 7 5cwt. cars, 4 six pounder guns, 21 trailers, and 1 heavy motor cycle. 17 aircraft successfully completed their mission.

F/S. Herger. Whilst over Holland F/S Herger's aircraft was forces close into a Dakota by the slipstream of another aircraft. He put his nose down to avoid Dakota - the glider went up to miss Dakota and the tow rope broke, and Glider landed safely at Overflakken.

  1. CAN, F/S Herger, R. B., Pilot
  2. CAN, F/O Antoft, O.H., Nav.
  3. CAN, F/O. MacDonnell, J.K., A/B
  4. CAN, F/S. Whitlock, L.I., W/Op.
  5. Sgt. Hillyard, L.G. F/E
  6. CAN, F/S. Thomas, J.C., A.G.

Source

AIR 27/1154

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