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Moving memorial day for American air force heroesOn Friday the 75th anniversary of the forced landing of an American bomber in a field near Skærtoft during World War II was marked.
All 10 members of the crew survived.
By Katrine Lund Walsted email@example.com JyskeVestkysten, SØNDERBORG Saturday 25 May 2019 page 6, in Danish: Rørende mindedag for amerikanske flyhelte
SKÆRTOFT: On 24 May 1944 11-year-old Niels Jensen was standing outside his parents’ farm near Frederiksgaard with his big brother. A bomber came flying low over the fields.
“We had got used to the war. I thought it was a German plane, so I hoped it would fall down, but it turned out to be an American plane,” Niels Jensen relates at the anniversary of the air crash.
He has turned up to mark the air crash at the memorial stone together with about 70 other people.
The American bomber Stormy Weather had taken part in the bombing of Berlin on 24 May 1944, but the plane had engine troubles, and when it had dropped its bomb load over Berlin, it left the formation and headed north. When the plane reached Als it had big problems, and the crew decided to make a forced landing believing they had reached free Sweden.
are so grateful to be here today with the people of Denmark and particularly
Exactly 75 years ago