Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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27/8 1944.


The USAAF Eights Air Force sent 1203 heavy bombers escorted by 505 fighters to targets in central and northern Germany, including Berlin.

Due to high clouds over northern Germany the attacks were cancelled and a variety of target of opportunity was attacked.

Three bombers and ten fighters were lost.

60 bombers with fighter escort attacked Esbjerg Airfield.
 

27/8 1944:

P 51D 44-13936 crashed at Bov Mark near Frøslev 27/8-1944

B 17G-BO 43-37629 crashed at Sædden near Esbjerg 27/8-1944

B 17G-BO 42-37841 hit over Esbjerg 27/8-1944

P 51C-10-MT 43-25049 crashed in Grådybet 27/8-1944

P 51D-5-NA 44-13733 crashed in Grådyb 27/8-1944

P 51D-5-NA 44-13951 crashed in Grådyb 27/8-1944

P 51D-5-NA 44-13991 crashed in the North Sea 20 miles WSW of Blåvand 27/8-1944

 

 

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