Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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Night of 29/30 August 1944.

Bomber Command (AIR14/3412+3421+2083+2679)

Total of 897 aircrafts were detailed for operation on this night. 41 were lost.

Stettin
403 Lancasters and 1 Mosquito of 1, 3, 6 and 8 Groups.
23 Lancasters lost.

Königsberg
189 Lancasters of 5 Group.
15 Lancasters lost.

Mining.
42/43 Lancasters and Halifaxes laid 183 mines off Pillau, Danzig, Gdynia and Swinemünde and in the Cadet Channel.
The remaining aircraft was lost.

Bomber support.
49 Mosquitos on Serrate and Intruder patrols. 26 heavies operated Josttle and Mandrel and dropped windows and 125/133 aircrafts carried out a diversionary sweep as far as 5430N 0600E.
2 Wellingtons of the diversionary force were lost.

Minor operations.
16/17 Mosquitos bombed Hamburg. 19/21 bombed Berlin, 2/ 4 bombed Leverkusen. 2/2 OBOE Mosquitos bombed Cologne, 4/4 attacked Florennes and 3/5 attacked Le Culot.
All returned.

Special operations.
8/12 aircrafts completed signals investigation patrols, and an aircraft carried out a photo recce.
All returned safely.
 

 

Night of 29/30 August 1944

Groups

Squadrons

Combats

Lancaster I PA163 crashed into Lovns Bredning bay 29/8 1944

Lancaster I LM184 crashed Aalestrup 29/8 1944

Lancaster III PB202 crashed at Førby Hede heath 30/8 1944

Lancaster X KB709 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 6 miles off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944

Lancaster III PB143 crashed at Ingerslev / Estruplund 30/8 1944

Lancaster III NE144 ditched in the sea of Kattegat off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944

Lancaster III EE193 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 30/8 1944

Lancaster I ME718 crashed at Ove 30/8 1944

Lancaster III PB436 crashed Gunderup 30/8 1944

Lancaster I LM116 crashed near Karup 30/8 1944

Lancaster III LM479 crashed Dejbjerg 30/8 1944

 

 

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