P 51B  19   42  106480 - Bov Mark near Frøslev                                  Updated: 17 AUG 2021

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888545.htm Fuenfstueck C J 2ndLt USAAF 486 p354.htm P51 106480 Attack DK Bov Mark, Frøslev d270844 o888 o888.htm POW


Den 27. august 1944 kl. 14.00 styrtede
P51 42-106480 ned ved Bov. Se detaljer ved piloten, som blev krigsfange. (Kilde: AOD)

Nedstyrtningsstedet (oversigt her, tæt på her) nær Frøslevlejrens Museum og ca. 800 m syd for Mejerivej 20, 6330 Padborg
er udgravet af Museum Sønderjylland - Arkæologi Haderslev, se Museum Sønderjylland - Arkæologi.
Se
Nyt om P51-Mustangjagerflyet fra Bov og Månedens fund  og Flyvemaskinen ved Bov YouTube 2 min. 19 sek. samt P-51 Mustang - Photos.
Se også Beretning af Arne Sørensen og P51 27 AUG 1944 og Esbjerg 27 AUG 1944.

"Den 27. august 1944 udsendtes 1200 amerikanske bombefly mod Berlin, men på grund af ugunstige vejrforhold over Nordtyskland angreb en del af de udsendte
fly andre mål på Kontinentet. Et af disse mål var Esbjerg flyveplads, hvor ca. 60 B-17 fly nedkastede mere end 200 bomber, hvilket gjorde flyvepladsen ubrugelig i
resten af krigen." (FAF) Den gamle Esbjerg flyveplads lå i området omkring dette punkt. Nu er det en del af byen Esbjerg. (Kilde: Søren Diers) Se også Farlige jagere.

"Ingen fjendtlige fly blev set og vores jagerstøtte var fremragende." (Mission Report Nr. 233 fra 303rd Bomb Group Heavy).   Google Map Esbjerg 27 AUG 1944.
Mistet under denne mission: B17 43-37629 * B17 42-37841 * P51 43-25049 * P51 44-13733 * P51 44-13951 * P51 44-13991 * P51 42-106480. (Kilde: AOD)
1 flyver.

On 27 August 1944 at 14.00 hours P51 42-106480 crashed at Bov. See details at the pilot who became a POW. (Source: AOD)
The crash site (overview
here, at close range here) about 800 m south of Mejerivej 20, 6330 Padborg was excavated by Museum Sønderjylland, see story with photos.

"On 27 August 1944 1200 American bombers were to target Berlin, but due to unfavourable weather conditions over North Germany some of the dispatched
planes attacked other targets on the Continent. One of these targets was Esbjerg Airfield where about 60 B-17s dropped more than 200 bombs which made the airfield useless for the rest of the war." (FAF) The old Esbjerg Airfield was in the area around this point. Now it is a part of the town of Esbjerg. (Source: Søren Diers)

"No enemy aircraft were seen and friendly fighter support was excellent." (Mission Report No. 233 from 303rd Bomb Group Heavy) See P-51 Mustang - Photos.
Google Map Esbjerg 27 AUG 1944 and P51 27 AUG 1944 and Esbjerg 27 AUG 1944.
Lost on this mission: B17 43-37629 * B17 42-37841 * P51 43-25049 * P51 44-13733 * P51 44-13951 * P51 44-13991 * P51 42-106480. (Source: AOD)

This P-51 belonged to the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group. See 486 FS, 352 FG, 67 FW, 1 BD, 8 AF of the USAAF.
See also 352th Fighter Group Association. It took off from RAF Bodney - USAAF Station 141.
1 airman.