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Beaufighter TFX NE955 ditched in the North Sea 3/5-1945.
Pilot W/O Philip Brett and Navigator W/O William G. Boorer managed to enter the aircraft`s dinghy and drifted around for four days. In the afternoon of 7/5 they were seen from the Danish fishing boat E 428 “Ella” of Esbjerg 35 miles west of Esbjerg. They were in a rather bad condition due to the long stay in the dinghy and after arrival in Esbjerg harbour in the morning of 8/5 they were taken to the Centralsygehuset hospital in Esbjerg.
At the hospital it became clear that apart from frost bites on their feet they would be all right after a rest.
Brett and Boorer at Esbjerg hospital.
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