Britisk flyvers niecer fandt mindesten i Thy in
Thisted Dagblad on 22 June 2012 16:17
by Villy Dall firstname.lastname@example.org
translated by Anders Straarup.
photo only seen in the Danish edition:
On Friday Mayor Lene Kjelgaard Jensen (to the right) said hello to the two
English sisters (from the right) Margaret Balsom and Susan Nicolas who came
Faartoft to see the memorial stone to their uncle who perished here as a
soldier in the RAF in 1941. Photo: Diana Holm.
Visit: On Friday the Mayor said hello to
Margaret Balsom and Susan Nicolas
FAARTOFT: On 20 October 1941
a British bomber crashed at Faartoft after it had
used bombs and machine guns against the dummy seaplane base constructed
by the German occupying forces near Faartoft to divert British attention
from the nearby real seaplane base at Dragsbæk - and they succeeded in doing
When one of the three British planes had dropped its bomb load it turned
sharply - and hit a nearby farm house, went on to the stable and then it
rolled out into a
field where it blew up. The four crew members died and were buried in the
German military cemetery in Frederikshavn.
On Friday Mayor
Lene Kjelgaard Jensen (V)
then had a visit from two nieces of one of the RAF airmen, Margaret Balsom
and Susan Nicolas, two sisters from
Middlesex in northern London. Their mother’s twin brother, Pilot
Stephen Alfred Symons was among the four perished
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Links added by Anders Straarup:
On 20 October 1941 at 16.15 Hudson AM523
crashed with A. Hendy, S. A.
Symons, W. P. Wright and
W. White, see
Google Map p050 Hudson AM523.
See also Photos by Bendt Fogh and
account by Bendt Fogh. The memorial stone was
here at Faartoftvej 222, DK-7700 Thisted.