Harold J. Farmer Updated: 22 NOV 2021
Airman: o888131.htm Surname: Farmer Init: H J Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 299
P_link: p418r.htm Plane: STI LJ942 Operation: Drop in DK Crash_site: Roskilde Fjord
Crash_d: d030445 Buried_d: o888 C_link: o888.htm At_Next: POW
Natten til den 3. april 1945 styrtede
STI LJ942 i Roskilde Fjord
her nord for Frederikssund.
Flyet blev ramt af flak og styrtede i vandet.
Google Map p418r.
Se også www.gunnarmarboe.dk om Besættelsen og hverdagsliv 1940-1945 og især Pilot under jorden om Dillon og andre flyvere fra dette fly.
3 flyvere nåede Sverige, 2 blev krigsfanger og 1 blev begravet i Kirke Værløse. (Kilde: FT 88-44-51) Her er uddrag af den lange historie:
Natten mellem den 2. og 3. april 1945 skulle tre
Stirlings nedkaste våben til et større dansk modtagehold på Orø (her)
Tyskerne fjernede øjeblikkeligt Farmer og Laing
fra Frederikssund sygehus. De blev transporteret til et tysk lazaret i
nærheden af Værløse (her).
On the night before 3 April 1945
STI LJ942 crashed into the Roskilde Fjord
here north of Frederikssund.
The plane was hit by flak and crashed into the water.
In the night between 2 and 3 April
1945 three Stirlings were to drop weapons to a large Danish team who were
ready to receive them in Orø (here)
in the Isefjorden.
Harold Joseph Farmer (flight engineer) hit his head against the control panel and was unconscious for some minutes. In addition to a severe injury in his face he also had a concussion of the brain. Cyril Victor Laing (wireless operator) had broken a finger and one of his legs. The plane had landed in water about 1 metre deep, and the tail section had broken off and now lay about 200 metres behind them. The five airmen went ashore and got help from fisherman Alfred Olsen. The three wounded airmen were taken in an ambulance to Frederikssund Hospital (here). Farmer and Laing were in a really bad condition.
The Germans immediately removed Farmer and Laing
from Frederikssund Hospital. They were taken to a German army hospital near