Danish WW2 Pilots

2nd Ltt. Palle Thomsen

Unit

331 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX L.F. (FN-C)

Date

12.08.44

Time

12:55 -15:25

Details

12 a/c took off from base to provide target and withdrawal cover to 100 Lancasters and Halifaxes bombing M/Y east of Tours. 1 a/c experienced mechanical trouble and another had got his lower drop tank accidently jammed. Both a/c had to return to base and 1 a/c was entaitled to escort them. The all landed safely at base. Escort uneventful. Bombing appeared very concentrated. 4 a/c landed in France at B.2 for refuelling. The other continued their escort duties. Meagre inacc. heavy flak was thrown up from T/A. All our a/c returned safely to base. The Squadron moved to R.A.F. Ford to carry out its operational duties therefrom while the 132 Wing prepares itself and moves therefrom to the continent.

Source

AIR 27/1726

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