P 51D-5-NA 44-13951 - Grådyb off Esbjerg                   Esbjerg - Varde                       Updated: 03 FEB 2019

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888520.htm Wilson C LtCol USAAF 55 p359.htm P51 44-13951 Attack DK Grådyb off Esbjerg d270844 o888 o888.htm POW


Den 27. august 1944 kl. 15.20 styrtede
P51 44-13951 i Nordsøen måske omkring her. Det var blevet ramt af flak. Se detaljer ved piloten. (Kilde: MACR)

"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) Se også P-51 Mustang - Photos.
Se p359MACR og  Google Map Esbjerg 27 AUG 1944 og P51 27 AUG 1944 og Esbjerg 27 AUG 1944. Se også Reddet af fiskere i Nordsøen.

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 15.20 hours P51 44-13951 crashed into the North Sea maybe about here. It had been hit by flak. See details at the pilot. (Source: MACR)

"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.
See p359MACR and Google Map Esbjerg 27 AUG 1944 and P51 27 AUG 1944 and Esbjerg 27 AUG 1944. See also Rescued by fishermen in the North Sea.

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 55th Fighter Squadron, see fact sheet and 55 FS, 20 FG, 67 FW, 1 BD, 8 AF of the USAAF. It took off from Kings Cliffe Airfield.

1 airman.