Lancaster III ND960 - At Nakke / Emtekær
- Jørgen Brandt På
19 SEP 2009
LAN ND960 crashed at Nakke / Emtekær. Jørgen Brandt was killed. See also Monument.
From Vestfynske mindesmærker vedrørende Besættelsestiden 1940-1945
(Memorials in West Funen concerning the Occupation 1940-1945)
Cutting from the newspaper ASSENS SOCIAL-DEMOKRAT 22.5.1944:
Young man killed at the crash of a British bomber at Assens
night at 00:27 an air raid warning sounded in Assens. Shortly afterwards
there were incoming flights from the belt, and heavy shooting from the air
This air crash was on a narrow earth road, which in Nakke, 8-9 km north of
Assens, connects Emtekær and Hjorte. The big 4-engined bomber fell 400 m
Unfortunately the air crash cost a young Dane his life. It was farm foreman
Jørgen A. Brandt, 24, employee of farmer Ejler Bang, Hjorte Nymarksgård.
There are still two undetonated magnetic mines near the crash site. The aircraft was blown to pieces and scattered over a very large area.
The crash site is in farmer Anders Andersen´s field, where the plane was
burning all night. Windows, doors and gates of houses nearby have