Danish WW2 Pilots

2nd Ltt. Palle Thomsen

Unit

331 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX L.F. (FN-F)

Date

05.03.45

Time

09:50 -10:55

Details

Armed recce in the Arnhem-Zutphen-Groenlo-Dorsten-Wesel area. 15 a/c of the Squadron took part in this operation, flying in sections of 2 a/c, the first 8 a/c airborne between 09.55 hrs. and 11.20 hrs. and the last lot from 16.03 hrs to 18.20 hrs. Although the weather was unfavourable the missions were carried out with very good results. 1 staff car and 2 other Mets (1 with a trailer) and 2 APV's destroyed. 1 staff car 5 Met and 5-6 NDV damaged. 3 Met straffed but result not observed. The activity mainly seen was in the Wesel area. Intense accurate light flak was met with in this area, but no one was hit and all our pilots returned safely to base and landed safely. Weather:-5/10 th.cloud 3-4000 ft. 10/10th. 6-7000 ft. Visibility fair.

Source

AIR 27/1726

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