LAN ND960 - Memorial stone unveiled at Emtekær På dansk Updated: 02 AUG 2010
The newspaper Ejby og
Omegns Folkeblad, Saturday 1 June 1946 about the memorial stone to the
airmen from LAN ND960 received on 18 September 2009
from Svend Andersen:
Solemn unveiling of memorial stone at Emtekær. The English airmen fell also for the cause of Denmark.
In the night between 21 and 22 May 1944 an
English plane crashed at Emtekær after having laid mines in the Belt. All on
board, 7 men, were killed, when the plane
Some time ago it was
decided to erect a memorial to the perished airmen to bear witness of the
accident for the times to come. To this aim a committee was
This year the memorial
stone placed at the crossroads in Emtekær was unveiled. The unhewn stone has
a conspicuous place in a beautiful little park and many
Among the visitors were
Count and Countess Wedellsborg, Captain Duus-Hansen, The Buffs, England and
Police Sergeant Nissen, Assens, who did a great job to
The memorial stone was wrapped in a large Union Jack which at the start of the ceremony was taken away by three young girls dressed in white and with belts in the colours of the Royal Air Force. Then it was hoisted next to the Dannebrog.
Veterinary surgeon Duus-Hansen
recalled the events in the night between 21 and 22 May 1944. Only three of
the bodies were found, he said, and only two of them
The crowd sang "Fight for all that you hold dear".
Kolding, offered thanks on behalf of the military. He had come with a detachment of
7th Regiment in Kolding to show the military honours.
This was the end of the
simple but beautiful ceremony. A number of residents of the parish laid
flowers at the foot of the stone and the participants gathered at a
Here the Reverend Monrad
Nielsen, Tanderup, welcomed the audience. Veterinary Surgeon Duus-Hansen
told about illegal radio communication during the war, and Engineer, Captain
in the English Army Duus-Hansen told about the organization of the illegal
radio communication. Also farmer Ejler Bang spoke to commemorate
Everyone was now free to speak, and the Reverend Monrad Nielsen, Teacher Larsen and Dairy Manager Christiansen made addresses.