Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


1939-1940 Updated 12/2-23
1941 Updated 28/4-22
1942 Updated 17/8-23
1943 Updated 18/8-23
1944 Updated 24/11-23
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1940 New 30/11-23
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1942 Updated 27/10-23
1943 Updated 28/1-23
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Mosquito FBIV RS609 ditched in the sea of Kattegat 21/3 1945.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 464 Sqn. 2nd Tactical Air Force and was coded SB-V.
T/O Fersfeld. OP: Shell house attack.

After the attack the attackers turned towards northwest, and some of them came as far north as the north coast of the island of Sjælland, where they were met by flak from German positions.

RS609 was hit and were last reported seen flying on one engine near the island of Samsø.
The crew of Pilot F/O John Herbert Palmer and the Norwegian Navigator Fenrik (Sub Lt) Hermann Hirsch Becker was reported missing.

A dead body was recovered east of Samsø and were laid to rest in Tranebjerg cemetery on Samsø on 26/3 1945 as an unknown airman.

In year 2000 it was proved by Danish researchers that the person buried on 26/3-45 was Fenrik Hermann Hirsch Becker.


                         (Mikkel Plannthin)


                    (Mikkel Plannthin)


                (Mikkel Plannthin)

Sources: Colonel Helge Gram, 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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