Air crash near Meltofte The
full version in Danish Updated:
15 OCT 2015
B17 42-39936 from Gunnar Ploug, 9 years old at the air
AirmenDK on 5 May 2015.
See also Google Map p280 with details of the crash site and more. The exact site may be found with metal detectors.
Excerpt with the part connected directly to the air crash:
Easter Sunday 9 April 1944 was a
beautiful day with clear and sunny weather. The day was marked by many
overflights to and from areas south of Lolland, and
In the afternoon they sounded the air raid warning in Nakskov. ”Fortunately we do not have to care about that here,” my grandfather stated.
At the time for our afternoon coffee we
heard violent shooting. My mother, my father and I went to the road from
which we in direction of Søllested could see two presumably Allied fighters
in a spiral dive shooting at a third fighter that flew low over the field.
My aunt left the road to help making coffee. At about the same time
I ran in the same direction as the
plane along the southern side of the house for the retired people towards
the fenced alley between the two chicken yards.
There was no explosion neither before
nor after the plane hit the ground. An engine was torn off by the crash. It
continued across the road into the wall of the
Then I would run towards the plane,
but I was not allowed to do that. However, I had noticed the route it had
followed before the crash and I searched that stretch