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Caption: Anders Straarup told about planes,
crews and experiences from elsewhere at the meeting in the Grønhøj Village
Public subscription for a memorial
stone By Knud Gaarn-Larsen (adapted
Even if it is more than 70 years ago since a Lancaster aircraft was shot down
over Grønhøj and all 7 crew
members perished it is still of so much interest that about 20 people met in
the Grønhøj Village Hall on
26 November 2012. One of the topics was to discuss whether to erect a
memorial to the fallen airmen.
They had paid the ultimate price for their war effort.
Hundreds of Allied planes fell down in Denmark
during the war. They are marked in various ways. A big memorial was erected
in Skarrild south of Herning. At the meeting in Grønhøj people agreed to
memorial stone in memory of the 7 airmen
who lost their lives there. A number of relatives of the killed
airmen have shown their interest. 3 members of a Danish Lancaster Team work
to make residents of the
area support the project. Anybody is welcome to transfer an amount to
account 59598026214 in the
Andelskassen i Frederiks. (From abroad, see details.)
A suitable stone has been donated by
Grønhøj Transport together with the
transport to and from the monumental mason. Carving an inscription and
establishing a small Memorial Room at Grønhøj Kro
means some costs. It is intended that people should be able to read more
about the dramatic event.
Attempts are made to make HedeDanmark place an information board at a
parking place not far from
the crash site.
www.airmen.dk , told about experiences from other places, and he related
what he had
found out about the plane that crashed near Grønhøj and about contact to the
British relatives of airmen who have expressed their wish to have a
memorial erected. If events develop according to plans there will
be attendants from Great Britain when the memorial stone will be
unveiled next summer, hopefully.