Book on Mosquito NS906 crashed in the Grib Forest På dansk Updated: 10 MAR 2021
From Michael H. Ahlström to
www.airmen.dk on 5 November 2009 on MOS NS906,
links added and this text translated by Anders Straarup.
See Google Map p377 Mosquito NS906 with all of the route and details. See also Mosquito Photos and Google Map 14 Mosquitoes DK.
Title translated Through Battles to the Stars, An Air Crash in the Grib Forest 1944.
In the afternoon of 30 September 1944 the Royal Canadian Air Force 418 Squadron had 4 Day Ranger missions to Germany, Austria and Denmark. The mission to Denmark, carried out by 2 Mosquitoes, had fatal consequences for one of the planes and its crew.
The 2 planes were TH-W, NS906 with Flight Lieutenant
(Pilot) R. H. Thomas and Flying Officer
G. J. Allin and TH-S, HJ821 with Flight Lieutenant
off from RAF
Coltishall at 15.25 hours (Danish time). Their purpose was to shoot down and/or
destroy as many German planes as possible at the airfield at Grove (Fliegerhorst
Grove - Karup -
here), the airfields at Aalborg (Aalborg West, Rødslet, photos
here - and Aalborg East,
At Aalborg the 2 planes engaged a German fighter which was shot down.
From here they flew over
Sjællands Odde (here)
to close to Hvalsø (here)
in the central part of Sjælland (Zealand), where they attacked the locomotive
of a passenger
When they came over the Sound
they were exposed to flak from flak-batteries in Flakfortet (here)
At full speed the planes flew to the
Shortly after Miller and
Hooper noted that they had lost radio and visual contact with NS906.
They took a course that would bring them back to their base in England
Miller and Hooper left Denmark north of Rømø (which is here) at 19.00 hours. They landed after a flight of nearly 2,000 km in Coltishall Airfield to a debriefing at 20.50 hours. The entire mission had lasted 5½ hours and cost the lives of half of the aircrew.
Through the latest seven
years Michael H. Ahlström from
Gribskov Arkiv has
collected evidence about this air crash to try to uncover what the 2 planes
For 65 years one of the big
questions has been where the bodies of the two airmen are. Apparently the
Germans removed them in spite of serious attempts from the
In the summer of 2008
Gribskov Arkiv in cooperation with
Gilleleje Museum, now a part of Museum
out a metal detector search in the Gribskov
Now a book about this has been written
in Danish. See Michael H. Ahlström: Gennem Kampe Til
Stjernerne, et flystyrt i Gribskov 1944. DKR 149,-