Spitfire IX PT718 - Schoondijke, NL                                                      Updated: 14 FEB 2020
 

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a123001.htm Buchwald NJR F/O RAF 222 p440.htm SPI PT718 Not DK / G Schoondijke, NL d131044 b111111 c123.htm Bislev


Denne Spitfire var på bombetogt.


Flying Officer Niels Juul Rysensteen Buchwald, 29, Pilot på
Spitfire IX PT718 fra 222 Squadron med base på B35 Godelmesnil Airfield mellem Dieppe og Abbeville i Frankrig blev dræbt i luftkamp over Schoondijke i Holland den 13. oktober 1944. 

Danish WW2 Pilots har dette om N.J.R. Buchwald og dette om J. Thalbitzer. I AirmenDK P/O J. Thalbitzer. F/Lt L. McMillan blev aldrig fundet.

Wikipedia: Schoondijke er en landsby i den the hollandske provins Zeeland. Den ligger i kommunen Sluis, omkring  5 km syd for Breskens.

Beboere i Schoondijke sørgede her for et pænt gravsted, men kort efter Danmarks befrielse fik familien den dræbte flyver overført til hjemlandet. (Kilde: FAF)

Se Supermarine Spitfire - Wikipedia.

  This Spitfire pilot was on a bombing raid.

Flying Officer Niels Juul Rysensteen Buchwald, 29, the Pilot of
Spitfire IX PT718 of 222 Squadron based at B35 Godelmesnil Airfield between Dieppe and
Abbeville in France was killed in an aerial battle over Schoondijke in The Netherlands on 13 October, 1944.

Danish WW2 Pilots has this about N.J.R. Buchwald and this about Jørgen Thalbitzer. On AirmenDK P/O J. Thalbitzer.  F/Lt L. McMillan was never found.

Wikipedia: Schoondijke is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is located in the municipality of Sluis, about 5 km south of Breskens.

Residents of Schoondijke provided a neat plot, but shortly after the liberation of Denmark the family had the deceased airman repatriated to his native country. ( FAF)

See Supermarine Spitfire.

No. 222 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia.