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www.airmen.dk is under construction – maybe 90 % ready! It is
created to commemorate allied airmen 1939-45 in Denmark.
See an overview in
Here Anders Bjørnvad has written about his book Faldne Allierede
flyvere - Fallen Allied Airmen - my main source. See
The fallen airmen are not an anonymous group. They were men, often very young,
who lost their lives in the war of their time. We have every reason to be grateful for
did. The aim of this website is to preserve their names, what their loved ones felt by the
loss of their airman and what Danes felt by experiencing the war at
p262 LAN, Avne*p083 STI, Galsklint*p216
LAN, Stadil*p237 B17, Alstrup -
and a case of uninterrupted contact between relatives of airmen and a
Aastruplund. See also Smith -
1943. B-17. Mosquito.
On 19 NOV 1939
the first airman was buried in Denmark in
Klitmøller. On 5 MAY 1945 a
B-24 was shot down by U-534! The last airman
was shot down on 9 MAY!
It was a pleasure to meet
2 Mosquito-airmen in 2011 66 years after their crash
In January 2011 people in Korsør were occupied with
HAL DT628, see
the Korsør Posten. In May it was decided that
the airmen were to have new headstones - inevitably cancelled later! See
Press + Halskov
On 21 April 2013 relatives from NZ and UK visited the
Memorial stone to
STI BF506. On 25 May 2013 we unveiled a
Memorial in Grønhøj
to the crew of
and de Mars, USAAF,
Tunstall and Martin RAF, McGregor, RNZAF, Hicks
Clerc, RCAF. A
mother lost her son, RAF.
This is about people! There are inscriptions on a number
Orritt: In memory of Ralph, our beloved only son and his comrades. Each
day a memory.
he loved, laughter and the sun.
A dog, wide spaces and the open air.
It is easy to find many kinds of texts on headstones.
German attitude to burials in
Fårevejle, Dejbjerg and
Mårum! See 3 burials in Vadum.
Danes tended graves in
Marstal and Karlslunde.
See Monuments to crews.
Planes ready now has details about all planes! Google gives more. It is obvious to include
Some became POWs like
German POW-Camps. Others maybe reached
Webster nearly made it to Sweden.
Donald V. Smith got there!
Fry, 3 pilots and crews from
Stevns got help! See
Halfdan Rasmussen and 2 airmen.
Nearly all airmen
and planes described in books by Anders Bjørnvad and in
Airwar over Denmark
by Søren C. Flensted are included in
Their extensive works are quoted or retold with their permission and indication
of sources. See also Sources. There are
photos of all gravestones, plots and memorials.
Søren C. Flensted
has already collected photos of airmen and planes in Airwar over Denmark.
However, in SEP 2011 he has blocked access from
Petersen, the author of an impressing series of books about The Airwar,
wrote to me on 6 April 2013: "Quite OK that you use information from my books."
1944 was the most decisive year for me during the war 1939-45. I was born that
year. A teacher in 1966, an officer of the reserve in the field artillery 1968,
and a guidance counsellor till 2006, now with time to take advantage
of all of my background in this website with allied airmen. No one asked me to
do it! Till now I
have received positive response from a number of people from
Denmark, United Kingdom,
USA (see video from
Schrenk), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway
Poland! To ensure the
information gathered www.airmen.dk has
received donations from the
Resistance Museum's Friend's Fund. Together with private
that has secured AirmenDK till the end of 2017. In January 2014 it was settled that
after my death the National Museum of
Denmark will preserve www.airmen.dk and
public access to the website. See also Niels-Birger Danielsen:The
Occupation is the El Dorado of amateur historians,
JP 18 MAR 2016.
went into the forest at Aarestrup
to carve the names of a full crew. EH made 47 names in
cross stitch for St Clement Danes. I make this website.
Everyone may link to www.airmen.dk and single
pages. I have delivered a number of speeches about Allied airmen shot down
over Denmark - I can do it again.
See MAP OF
DENMARK MARKED WITH FALLEN AIRMEN by Asger Westh in
Tuesday 2 September 2008 and
The Memories of the Air War over
Denmark Return by Jens Ejsing in
Berlingske Tidende Monday 29 September 2008, both translated by KK.
Anders B. Straarup
29253285 / Anders B.
Straarup, Karetmagervej 25, DK-8920 Randers NV, DENMARK.See Photos.