ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70945
Last updated: 20 May 2013
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Narrative:Missing (Flensburg) 11.7.42. First wave completed their attack while second wave suffered from poor weather, and GB-P turned back.
de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk.IV
|Operator:||105 Sqn RAF|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||S of Rejsby å (River), Jutland -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Horsham St.Faith|
A Mosquito piloted by F/Sgt Rowland was the target for flak over Sylt, and when he approached Emmebül, he hit a chimney. A propeller blade had been bent and he had to slow down.
Hughes and Rowland believed that they were over Germany and chose to attack a secondary target. They choose Tønder rail way station in Denmark.
After the attack Rowland returned to England on one engine.
DK299 followed the railroad to the north and south of Skærbæk it attacked a train. The bombs hit the locomotive and killed the driver while the stoker died from burns two days later.
Meanwhile a German Bf 109G-1 fighter piloted by Unteroffizier Herbert Biermann of 2./JG 1 had closed in behind the Mosquito and opened fire.
Apparently he dammaged it badly enough to make Hughes try to crash land the aircraft south of Rejsby å (River) at 19:09.
The Mosquito skidded across the fields at high speed, crossed the river and hit the opposite bank, and broke up.
F/Lt (J/4819) George Pryce HUGHES (pilot) RCAF - killed
P/O (65556 ) Thomas Albert GABE (obs) RAFVR - killed
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