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Main sources: Anders Bjørnvad´s books Faldne Allierede Flyvere 1939-45 (FAF) (Fallen Allied Airmen), De fandt en vej (DFEV) (They found a way) and
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 numbers
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,
Ove Hermansen, Ole Kraul, Henrik Skov Kristensen, Claus Kofoed, Frank Weber, Ole Rønnest and others.

Most important additional source: Søren C. Flensted: Airwar over Denmark (AOD) a very comprehensive and detailed website with all planes and their crews.
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!

Søren C. Flensted in 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
other sources if possible. Now is big!
In SEP 2011 he blocked access from! Visitors on my website have to search AOD via Google!

Helge W. Gram supported the work with 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 Weber: "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 May 2011 Arne Mosgaard has sent valuable files to!
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 my books."

FT - 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 88-44-49 means 1988, page 44, plane 49. Ove Hermansen allowed me to quote from the magazine.
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 their website CWGC. 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 bereaved families.

I include 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! 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 It must be a reliable source!

Contact Anders Straarup  / Anders Straarup, Karetmagervej 25, DK-8920 Randers NV, DENMARK  See Linksbuketten - A Bunch of Links.