Danish WW2 Pilots

2nd Ltt. Palle Thomsen

Unit

331 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX L.F. (FN-J)

Date

24.02.45

Time

12:35 -13:35

Details

D.D.840. Armed recces in the area EMMERICH-DINSLAKEN-ROERMND. The squadron operated in sections of 4 a/c each section on this operation taking off with 15 mins. intervals and making two complet squadron sorties. 12 a/c completed the first mission with the following result:- 2 Met detroyed, 1 HDV damaged, 1 barage ballon shot down, some buildings strafed. On the road Arnhem-Emmerich approx. 30 HDT's were seen proceeding in south easterly direction. They were all carrying hay on top, but taking no risk, the section went down and strafed them once. After a quick turn the same operation was repeated. This time patrolling (...) Zwolle-Henglo. Very little military movement were seen on the road Amersfoort-Zwolle and Zutphen)-Gromle. Only 3 Met were seen and claimed as damaged. All our pilots returned safely to base.

Source

AIR 27/1726

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