Mosquito FBIV RS609 ditched in the sea of Kattegat 21/3
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
Sources: Colonel Helge Gram, FT, CWGC.
Attack on the Gestapo Headquarter
“Shell house” 21/3 1945
Mosquito FB VI SZ977 crashed København
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
Mosquito FB VI SZ999 crashed in Nyrup
Bay 21/3 1945
Mustang III KH446 crash landed Lønborg
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