* Sources *
Construction * FAF Summary *
Loss of Lives
08 APR 2013
sources: Anders Bjørnvad´s books Faldne Allierede Flyvere
1939-45 (FAF) (Fallen Allied Airmen), De fandt en vej (DFEV) (They found a way)
Krigens Monumenter (KM) (Monuments of the War). Anders Bjørnvad writes about
every allied airman buried in Denmark. That is the basis of the system with
of cemeteries and airmen in this database. So indirectly I also build on Anders Bjørnvad´s
sources in litterature and archives - and works of Birger Hansen,
Ole Kraul, Henrik Skov Kristensen,
Claus Kofoed, Frank Weber, Ole Rønnest and
Most important additional source: Søren C.
Airwar over Denmark (AOD)
a very comprehensive and detailed website with all planes and
Exact names of planes are from
AOD. The list of types of operations is based mainly on
AOD. The numbers of planes follows
AOD chronologically with the first plane
30 SEP 1939 and
the last on 5 MAY
1945. Then a number of planes only in the magazine FT was added, see
25 planes only in FT.The
very last on 9 MAY 1945!
AOD also in his own way builds on the sources already mentioned, as well
as Finn Buch, Niels Erik Stampe and others."You may use information
from my website with clear indication of the source" he fortunately wrote to me
on 10 OCT 2007.Apart from the above mentioned basic information from AOD I use
sources if possible. Now www.airmen.dk is
In SEP 2011 he blocked access from
Visitors on my website have to search AOD via Google!
Helge W. Gram supported the work with
www.airmen.dk in many ways since 2008. After
his death in November 2009 I was entrusted with his comprehensive archives,
several metres on bookshelves! Very valuable in the further work. From me his
archives will be passed on to HSB
- Archives of Danish Occupation History in Esbjerg.
Henrik Skov Kristensen, Claus Kofoed and Frank
"Western Allied Air Raids in Denmark during the Second World War" gives a
general view of the air war with many details. The types of operations are from
that source, see Planes and missions. Since
has sent valuable files to www.airmen.dk!
Carsten 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
Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift ((Danish) Aviation Historical Review edited
by Danish Aviation Historical Society) had
useful articles in 1985-91 of air crashes in most
of Denmark - in the area east of the line in Planes ready. FT
means 1988, page 44, plane 49. Ove Hermansen allowed me to quote from the
MACR - Missing Air Crew
Report from the Air Force Library is an important source. There is a sheet
about nearly all of the lost crews.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission gave permission to use information from
John Ernest Fitzgerald shows how much you may find.
Other sources are used to some extent. Additional
information is very welcome! I like to link to other websites.
They may be about a certain air crash or
certain airmen written by residents of the area in question, by military units or by the
further information from sources I find in many different ways. Photos of
headstones and monuments and texts about airmen and planes are in focus.
A very great number of people have contributed to
the contents in parts of www.airmen.dk! It is
an ongoing process where new people currently come up with information and
accounts. It would be overwhelming to mention all of them, but every contributor
may find a reference in my text about an airman, a plane or a cemetery.
I am very overwhelmed by and grateful for the great interest in Allied airmen i
Denmark! It really influences the quality of
www.airmen.dk. It must be a reliable source!
firstname.lastname@example.org / Anders
Straarup, Karetmagervej 25, DK-8920 Randers NV, DENMARK See Linksbuketten
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