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Re: Ferrypilot to Sweden shot down 2 German fighters

Posted by GT on Sun Mar 28, 2004 02:47:57 PM

In reply top Ferrypilot to Sweden shot down 2 german fighters posted by GT on Tue Mar 16, 2004 04:31:29 PM

In the book J26 Mustang by Leif Hellstr?m there is a note from the arrivaljournal at Bromma airfield on the 14 April. It says:

In Swedish ?En pilot fl?g upprepade g?nger under V?sterbron och diverse platser i stan ?verfl?gs p? l?g h?jd?.

In English A pilot flew several times under the V?sterbron (Westbridge) and various places of the city was buzzed very low.

According to the Swedish arrival-list did Bates make two flights to Sweden on the 10 and on the 14 April, most likely he mixed up the two dates in the combat report, and the date 14 April was the date he shot down the German fighters.

But the P-51D Mustang 44-72156 arrived in the list on 10 April and the P-51D he flew the day of the downing of the fighters is not known.


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