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Danish WW2 Pilots

Fg Off. Niels Juul Rysensteen Buchwald

Unit

222 Sqn

Aircraft

Spitfire IX L.F. , PT718

Date

13.10.44

Time

12:55 -

Details

The Squadron, led by S/Ldr. H.C. Rigby, D.F.C., carried out a skip bombing attack on houses of a village at Schoondijke where Germans were taking cover, achieving 11 direct hits. Red section also strafed a number of Met entering the village making two attacks, and Red 4 was nowhere to be seen after the second. F/O N.J. Buchwald was the pilot.

Source

AIR 27/1372; Franks, 2000

Note

222 Sqn ORB records the a/c as MK774. This aircraft appears to have crash landed in Holland 29 Sep 1944. Franks (2000) lists the a/c in question as PT718.

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