Lancaster III ND478 - Near Faaborg -
propeller in Skarrild På
Photos: Poul D. Kæseler Updated: 08
Propeller from LAN ND478,
Faaborg at Skarrild Museum
with exhibition about
The grave of the Lancaster
Crew - LAN ME650
crashed at Skarrild.
In the photo to the right you see
and just in front of the propeller you see the top of the wall behind this
On 15 February 1944 at 19.58
LAN ND478 crashed very near
while it was targeting Berlin on a bombing raid. Debris from the plane were scattered over
area of about
2 km2 on "The Sound" and "The Count´s Meadow".
Bombs on the plane were detonated with
an enourmous bang, and about 100
big shop windows
were broken. (Source:
In 1973 (?) Mogens Skyttegaard Nielsen in the middle of the meadow
(later changed into a lake) found a part of the plane, which
Falck helped to dig up.
It was one of the 4
propellers with engine! It was in the middle of the present
here. In 1944
"Grevens Eng", (The Count´s
Meadow) was situated west
and right north of Markedspladsen
(The Market Place), where there are now modern buildings. Even further to the west is Engvej, where 4 airmen were
Faaborg Sygehus (Faaborg Hospital) is
just west of Æblehaven (The Orchard).
After some time where nobody wanted the engine and the propeller, the engine
came into an old gravel pit and grocer Schmith in Svindinge got the propeller in
garden. After his death Svend E. Andersen, Svindinge and Poul D. Kæseler,
Skarrild, managed to get the propeller to
Skarrild-Karstoft Museum where there is
Remembrance Room in honour of the Lancaster Crew of LAN ME650 crashed near
It was placed
here in front of
Museum og Lokalarkiv
near Skarrild Churchyard in 2007,
annual celebration of the liberation of Denmark
on 5 May.
(Source: Conversations March 2008).
See monument at Faaborg moved from the crash area about 200
m to the east
present place in 1996. See also Lancaster