Danish WW2 Pilots

2nd Ltt. Palle Thomsen

Unit

331 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX L.F. , PL426 (FN-M)

Date

27.08.44

Time

16:30 -18:00

Details

2 Flights of 6 a/c each, one led by 2/Ltn. Solvang and one led by 2/Ltn. Eidsvik took off for convoy patrol SW FECAMP. Patrol uneventful. 4 ships were seen to be attacked by light coastal artillery from L.5547. Ships put down smoke screen. Convoy included small craft and large destroyer approx 6 miles off St. JOUNIN. 1 ship damaged and sunk by our own forces. Convoy moved SW direction. At 4530 approx. 40 barges were observed, all partly beached. Also large square repainted object observed, possibly a floating quay. 1 corvette and 6 ships (possibly destroyers) seen alongside pier in the LE HAVRE harbour. All a/c returned safely to base.

Source

AIR 27/1726

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