Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


1939-1940 Updated 21/7-20
1941 Updated 7/6-19
1942 Updated 27/7-21
1943 Updated 22/7-21
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1942 Updated 10/5-18
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Mustang IV KH860 belly landed near Hornum 4/5 1945.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 234 Sqn. Coastal Command and was coded AZ-G.
T/O Bannf. OP: Anti shipping in Kattegat.

While crossing the Mariager Fjord at 16:13 hours German flak opened fire and P/O Peter J. W. Bell was hit in the arm by a tracer.
His Mustang was hit in several places and he had to belly land it 400-500 meters east of the road between Nibe and Hvalpsund near Hornum.

He was taken to Doctor Bülow of Hornum for first aid by members of the local resistance movement. After initial treatment he was taken to the hospital in Løgstør for further treatment.

On 15/5 1945 he was back in England.


             (Løgstør Lokalarkiv)

P/O Peter J. W. Bell at Løgstør Hospital with Doctor Arnold Christensen and Nurse Johanne Pedersen


                  (Ole Rønnest)


       (Zone-Redningskorpset via Finn Buch)



The Mustang at Fliegerhorst Aalborg West after the liberation.


Sources: FT.


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