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P 51D-5-NA 44-13733 crashed Langli Sand, Ho Bugt 27/8-1944.


The aircraft belonged to USAAF, 8 Air Force, 20 Fighter Group, 55 Fighter Squadron and was coded KI-F.
T/O Kingscliffe OP: Berlin.


44-13733 was escorting bombers. The attack on Berlin was cancelled due to bad weather and Esbjerg was attacked as target of opportunity. The P 51`s attacked targets on the ground on and around the airfield.

1st Lt Harry M. Anderson was hit by light flak and machinegun fire and at 15:20 hours he hit the water in Langli Sand at the southern end of Ho Bugt Bay.

Anderson has no known grave and his name is found on Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.

 

 


 (Marco Hansen)

 


(Marco Hansen)

 


(Marco Hansen)

 

The wreckage was located but the body of Anderson was never found.






Sources: KT, MACR.

 

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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