E 494 "Svenning" of Esbjerg In
18 NOV 2009
This is one of the stories about airmen Rescued by fishermen in the North Sea. Who were the airmen???
This account about a Danish fishing cutter can not be matched with a similar American account of the same event!
Account given to the
Fisheries and Maritime Museum. Saltwater Aquarium in Esbjerg on 10 February
1970 and sent to www.airmen.dk on 2 February
The weather was bad, and when the airmen had
come aboard, the painter of the dinghy broke and it drifted away. Kasper Myrup
wanted to salvage
On the arrival back in Esbjerg the biggest problem was to hide the suits from the German control officers, but the fishermen managed to do that."
This story is told in the book by A. Hjorth Rasmussen: Det er nødvendigt at sejle
Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet. Saltvandsakvariet,
12 airmen are the normal crew of a B-24 Liberator. Clay Deep is an area around the point here.
Who knows about an American B-24 Liberator crashed in the North Sea in "the spring" of 1944
where all 12 airmen were rescued from their dinghy by the "Svenning"???