Airwar over Denmark

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Mosquito FB VI NT123 ditched in Øresund 21/3 1945.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 487 Sqn. 2nd Tactical Air Force and was coded EG-Z.
T/O Fersfeld. OP: Shell house attack.


NT123 was hit by flak over København harbour and announced on the radio that it would go to Sweden.
It was seen flying over the island of Hven at a very low level with smoke coming from the left wing.

About two kilometres east southeast of Hakens lighthouse it was seen to ditch. The crew was seen to crawl on top of the floating aircraft, but due to heavy wind it was not possibly for the islanders to help the flyers and shortly after the aircraft sunk and the flyers disappeared.
 
The wreckage has been located after the war, but there has been found no trace of Pilot F/Lt David V. Pattison and F/Sgt Frank Pygram.



Sources: FT, CWGC.

 

Attack on the Gestapo Headquarter “Shell house” 21/3 1945

Mosquito FB VI SZ977 crashed København 21/3 1945

Mustang III HK460 crashed in Fælledparken, København 21/3 1945

Mosquito FBIV RS609 ditched in the sea of Kattegat 21/3 1945

Mosquito FB VI NT123 ditched in Øresund 21/3 1945

Mosquito FB VI SZ999 crashed in Nyrup Bay 21/3 1945

Mustang III KH446 crash landed Lønborg 21/3 1945


 

 

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