Mustang III FX993 - Limfjorden Updated: 23 JAN 2023
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De 4 andre Mustangs nedskød eller beskadigede flere andre tyske fly. F/Sgt Rowland Williams i MUS FZ110 beskadigede en Ju W 34 øst for Rødslet og nedskød en anden Ju W 34 for til sidst at nedskyde en Ju88 ved Stagsted. Under det sidste angreb var Williams´ fly blevet beskadiget, og han måtte foretage en nødlanding her. Efter en begivenhedsrig flugt gennem Nordjylland kom han til Sverige. Den 1. juli fløj han fra Stockholm til England i en Mosquito, og efter en orlov, hvor han blev dekoreret med DFM, genindtrådte han i 65 Squadron, der i mellemtiden var blevet overflyttet til Frankrig. (Kilde: FT 89-72-35) p316MACR
Se P-51 Mustang - Photos. 1 flyver.
F/O Germain from MUS FX955 was buried on 17 May 1944, and the very same day Aalborg Air Station (Aalborg West, now Aalborg Airport) here was again attacked by 8 Mustangs. The formation took off from RAF Coltishall at 09:05 and had flown the 1300 km tour between Coltishall here and Aalborg here in about 2 hours and 20 minutes. The weather over Aalborg was fine, and quite a few German planes were in the air on training missions. The Germans were totally taken by surprise when the eight Mustangs suddenly attacked. South of Aalborg 4 Mustangs threw themselves on 2 formations of Ju88. They shot down 4 Ju88. During the attack F/Lt Richard Barrett in MUS FX993 lost contact with the 3 others, but east of Aalborg he succeeded in shooting down a HE177. In the meantime more FW190s had taken off from Rørdal Air Station (Aalborg Ost, here, more here) and one of them targeted Barrett´s Mustang. After a short fight at a low altitude Barrett crashed, burning, into the Limfjorden about here and perished. He was buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery on 20 or 24 May 1944. (Source: FT 89-71-34)
The 4 other Mustangs shot down or damaged several other German planes. F/Sgt Rowland Williams in MUS FZ110 damaged a Ju W 34 east of Rødslet and shot down another Ju W 34 and finally shot down of a Ju88 at Stagsted. Williams´ plane was damaged during the last attack, and he had to make a forced landing here. He came to Sweden after an eventful evasion through North Jutland. On 1 July he flew from Stockholm to England in a Mosquito, and after a leave where he was awarded the DFM, he again joined the 65 Squadron, which in the meantime had been transferred to France. (Source: FT 89-72-35)
See P-51 Mustang - Photos. p316MACR 1 airman.