VAF 22 MAY 1944
Artikel fra Arne Mosgaard
fra Vejle Amts Folkeblad.
12 MAY 2014
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Reports about a crashed aircraft
received from Arne Mosgaard
Translation from Stuart Tamblin,
slightly adjusted by Anders Straarup:
Avisartikel - Vesterlund
(Vejle Amts Folkeblad)
Newspaper Article -
(Vejle County Newspaper)
22 May 1944
Aerial combat over the Brande area yesterday afternoon and
during the night
A British bomber was
hit and set on fire in the night and crashed near Vester.
BRANDE. Brande (here) was
put on an alarm footing on Sunday afternoon from 16.55 to 17.15 and last
night from 00.30 to 02.15.
aerial combat took place across the western part of the parish and over
Arnborg (here). People using the roads and in the fields needed
to seek cover. A cow that was grazing in a field half a kilometer from
Arnborg was hit in the head by a projectile and was killed on the spot.
Aerial Combat at Night
During the lengthy alarm period last night, there was
also an aerial combat over Brande and at 2 o’clock, a four-engined British
bomber was hit and set on fire.
With flames issuing from the wings and tail,
the aircraft came crashing in a large spiral toward the ground. It flew in a
long curve over Thyregod (here) and hit
the ground (monument
here) near the railway line in Vester in the triangle between
Anders Christoffersen’s, Peder Jensen’s and Søren Sørensen's properties.
Upon crashing, an explosion came from the aircraft and debris was scattered
over a large area. In the wreckage were found the bodies of four airmen
the remainder of the crew, presumably of ten men, had probably jumped out