Halfdan Rasmussen and 2 airmen På dansk Updated: 05 MAY 2009
In De fandt en
vej (They found a way) Anders Bjørnvad tells about 2 airmen who had a forced landing with
B17 42-32070 on Lolland, translated by KK.
Then one day Krogh was told that the Germans had
lifted the blocking, and he got ready for leaving. He sent his sister to the
railway station to buy three first-class
When everything was clear, Valley, Hooper, and Krogh boarded the train and went towards the capital. When the train approached the Storstrøm bridge, it suddenly reduced speed and eventually stopped. German soldiers entered the train from several sides, and all had to show their identity cards. Also the three from Maribo.
Understandably, everybody was ill at ease but fortune favoured the brave. None was found to be suspicious.
Gerhard Krogh was relieved when the train started
moving again. - At the Central Station of Copenhagen Halfdan Rasmussen, his wife
Ester Nagel, and a woman
The three "Lollanders" arrived. The Copenhageners were highly surprised, but everybody agreed to go to town and have a meal. When a "wild" person suddenly waved a pistol before the group, they quickly made off to Halfdan Rasmussen's flat in Store Regnegade.
The stay here lasted about a week. Halfdan and
the airmen played ludo till morning came to make time pass, but after a while
the two-room flat became too cramped. Something had to be done to sweeten the
days of waiting.
One morning the airmen were suddenly fetched. Mrs Ester saw them disappearing down the street together with an escort. The "shipping agents" saw to it that their crossing to Sweden was successful." (DFEV)
The author Halfdan Rasmussen loved peace and was
very much against war. When we sing "Livet er en morgengave" (Life is a morning
gift) the next time, we can