Estruplund - A Memorial Stone to 6 British Airmen På dansk Updated: 22 JUN 2012
Newspaper cutting from Arne Mosgaard
received on 17 June 2011 with this text:
"Cutting from an unknown newspaper, November 1945. Sent to Skarrild in connection with the plans to erect the RAF Memorial in the churchyard.
A Lancaster was hit and caught fire over the Kattegat, so it flew back towards the
coast of Jutland in the hour after midnight. The plane just reached land
On 17 September, 3 weeks after the crash, the airmen were buried
in Estruplund Churchyard. One member of the crew was buried in Frederikshavn."
An Account from Estruplund by Kristian Boje Pedersen. The plane LAN PB143
Operation 30 AUGUST 1944 - see routes and losses.
At a moving ceremony in Estruplund Churchyard a memorial stone was unveiled to the 6 British airmen who crashed and perished in August 1944.
There was a large attendance to the memorial
ceremony in the church, which was beautifully decorated with candles and
flowers and the British and
He delivered his speech first in Danish and
then in English to representatives of the British Army. Then people gathered
around the grave where the British flag
It bears the names of the 6 airmen and the inscription They gave their lives for peace and freedom.
On behalf of his comrades an officer from the
British Army offered thanks for the beautiful stone and stated that the parents of
these sons could not wish for a