Stanley William Hart

 Stanley William Hart     Updated:  30 JAN 2017
  Photo from John Brown.

Airman: a107025.htm Surname: Hart Init: S W Rank: S/Ldr Service: RAF
Sqdn:
 10 P_link: p383.htm Plane: HALMZ826 Operation: Minelaying
Crash_site:
 Nørre Halne Crash_d: d151044 Buried_d: b030645
C_link: c107.htm At_Next: Vadum

HAL MZ826 styrtede ned i flere dele få hundrede m sydvest for Nørre
Halne. De omkomne blev af tyskerne nedgravet her - lidt længere mod syd.

”Under en mineudlægningsoperation den 15. oktober 1944 nedstyrtede et
Halifax fly i nærheden af Nørre Halne. 6 af de 7 besætningsmedlemmer
omkom.  De dræbte blev af tyskerne  nedgravet i et område, der var stærkt dækket af ”tyske barakker".

Den lokale befolkning var godt klar over nedgravningen og dens placering, inden krigen sluttede, hvorfor Vadum sogneråd straks efter den 5. maj 1945 kunne træffe beslutning om at overføre ligene af de dræbte flyvere til indviet jord. Det skete den 2. juni, hvor et ligtog med 6 kister førtes mod Vadum Kirke, hvorfra begravelsen fandt sted den følgende dag, søndag den 3. juni. I følget, der talte ca. 3000 personer, sås bl.a. stiftamtmand J.A. Berner, politimester C.L. Bach, samt engelske officerer og danske modstandsfolk. Mange faner og talrige blomster sås på kirkegården, da sognepræst N. Møller foretog jordpåkastelsen." (FAF)
Squadron Leader (Pilot) Stanley William Hart, 30 år, var søn af William og Millicent Hart; gift med Gertrude Hart, Oswestry, Shropshire, United Kingdom.
(CWGC)

HAL MZ826 crashed in a number of parts a few hundred m south west of Nørre Halne. The casualties were dug down by the Germans here.

During a mine laying operation on 15 October, 1944 a Halifax crashed near Nørre Halne. 6 of the 7 members of the crew perished. The deceased were dug down by the Germans in an area with a strong military presence. The local citizens knew about the burial and where it was, before the war ended. This enabled the parish council of Vadum to decide just after 5 May, 1945, when Denmark was liberated, to transfer the bodies of the deceased airmen to consecrated soil.
This happened on 2 June, when a funeral procession headed for Vadum Church, where the funeral was next day, Sunday 3 June.
Among the mourners of about 3000 people were prefect J.A. Berner, police commissioner C.L. Bach, British officers and Danish members of the resistance.
Many flags and numerous flowers were seen in the churchyard, when vicar N. Møller officiated at the graveside. (Source: FAF)

Squadron Leader (Pilot) Stanley William Hart, 30, was the son of William and Millicent Hart, and the husband of Gertrude Hart, of Oswestry, Shropshire, United
Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
See Bomber Command No. 10 Squadron * RAF 10 Squadron Association * Halifax * Halifax Print.
Halifax III MZ826 ZL-W took off from RAF Melbourne at 21.17 hrs on 15 OCT 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 7 airmen.