Lancaster R5679 - Grønhøj -
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Right photo 19 APR 2013 by Poul Vester Updated:
23 MAY 2013
On 25 September 1942
LAN R5679 crashed
west of Grønhøj.
was killed, when he hit the ground
6 other airmen perished in the air crash.
The sky lit up when the bomber burned Mrs Gudrun Laigaard stated.
Google Map p114 Lancaster R5679. We erected a memorial stone to
these 7 airmen. Innkeeper Gregers Laigaard
Grønhøj Kro let the room to
left in the entrance to the stable be turned to an RAF Memorial
facing the road was erected between
the stable and The red house. Søren Nielsen
and transported it to the
monumental mason. Gregers made a base
for the stone. Knud Gaarn-Larsen,
Gerhardt Hørdum and Anders Straarup were in charge of a public subscription
to the local bank
Andelskassen i Frederiks.
See account number and details.
Many people supported the project, also with their work! KONGENSHUS
erected a marker
pole at the crash site. The unveiling ceremony will be on Saturday 25 May 2013 at 14.00 hours,
but the standardbearers will meet at 13.00 hrs. There will be about
HVK Kongenshus and
societies of old soldiers in Viborg and others.
Mayor Søren Pape Poulsen, the
Municipality of Viborg, Squadron Leader Robert
RAF, representing the UK Chief of Defence Staff on behalf of Her Majesty’s
Armed Forces, and
Colonel Steen Ulrich, Commander of
Helicopter Wing Karup and
Air Force Chaplain Kåre Egholm Pedersen,
Colonel Mogens Bech, Commander of
Totalforsvarsregion Nord- og
have promised to participate in
the unveiling ceremony that will include a special flypast.
A trumpeter from Prinsens
Musikkorps and piper
Glen Ross Gillespie
See articles in
KARUP and Memorial stone - and
Fair interest -
The Lancaster Team - in Viborg Stifts Folkeblad.
No enrolment - everyone is welcome!
En lærke letted' has been translated into
A Lark Ascended on the occasion. See
A * B