1944 Spitfire Mk XVI

TB885

  • TB885 entered service with 322 (Dutch) Squadron 29.03.45. and flew back to Lasham on 13.10.45

 

  • Aircraft code was V for Vicky.

 

  • TB885. the following ops flight are recorded

 

  • 8.4.45 14.00 – 16.05 pilot F.Lt. Dekker ground straffing

 

  • 9.4.45 14.00 – 16.10 same squadron patrol Bremen

 

  • 9.4.45. 17.45 – 19.55 F.Sgt Harms same

 

  • 13.4.45 12.05 – 13.30 F.Lt Dekker section 4 over North Holland

 

  • 16.4.45 18.05 – 19.50 W.O. Leah sqn patrol North Holland and Utrecht.
  • 17.04.45 12.35 – 13.35 F.Lt Dekker armed recce central Holland.

 

  • 18.04.45 13.00 – 14.00 F.Lt Dekker same

 

  • 21.04.45 18.05 – 19.30 F.Lt Arts Mitchell escort with 66 and 331 squadron over Oldenburg.

 

  • 23.04.45 06.35 – 07.40 F.Lt. Dekker 3 section recce Oldenburg.

 

  • 23.04.45 10.45 –11.50 F.Sgt de Vries Oldenburg again.

 

  • 24.04.45 14.30 –15.40 F.Lt Dekker Bomb and straff Oldenburg two Tiger tanks.

 

  • 24.04.45 17.25 – 18.15 F.Lt Dekker with 66 sqn bomb Officers quarters Coenburg
  • 25.08.45 08.45 – 10.10 F.Sgt van Valkenburg armed recce over Bremen.

 

  • 25.08.45 13.45 – 15.20 F.Lt Dekker same, over Bremen and Lubeck. Intense Flak.

 

  • 07.05.45 08.55 – 10.15 F.Lt Dekker patrol over Bremen without incidents.

 

  • No further Operational flights were made. The aircraft is recorded as with the squadron till disbandment and return flight to Lasham on 13 October 1945 via Gilze Rijen.