Memorial stone to a crashed crew Links På dansk Updated: 17 DEC 2012
Mindesten for nedstyrtet flybesætning in the
Viborg Stifts Folkeblad
on Monday 26 November 2012.
Memorial stone to a crashed aircrew
Memorial stone Next
year a memorial stone will be erected to the aircrew that crashed near Grønhøj
in 1942. By Jens Peder Østergaard
Grønhøj: On the night before 25 September 1942 a British Lancaster bomber crashed into a field a little west of Grønhøj. All of the crew perished after an aerial battle against a German night fighter.
4 days after the crash the 5 Britons and 2
Canadians were buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery. Now, 70 years after the crash,
they are likely to have a memorial stone
Earlier she related in
Viborg Stifts Folkeblad that she woke
up when her bedroom was filled with light at the same time as a tremendous noise
was heard. It came from
A crew member failed to save his life by bailing out. He crashed into a hen house in Grønhøj. Here his body was found the next day. Like the bodies of the other airmen his body was fetched by the German Wehrmacht.
Via Anders Straarup, a retired teacher from Randers, the article about the event reached the Scotsman David Geddes whose uncle was the pilot of the crashed plane.
David Geddes and his family have announced that
they will come to Grønhøj in the late spring of 2013. It is likely that the
memorial stone will be unveiled on that
The local carter in Grønhøj will donate the stone but it might cost about DKK 6,000 to carve an inscription with the names of the crew and a little more.
At 7 o'clock p.m tonight on Monday 26 November
the people behind the initiative will hold a meeting at the Grønhøj Village
Hall. One of the purposes is to collect