Rejsningen af Mindestenen i 1950 skete ikke mere
før i Begyndelsen af Marts 2007.
fremkom i Horsens Folkeblad denne Artikel paa Foranledning af Hr. Ian A. Baker,
Middlesbrough, England, som viste sig at være et Barnebarn
til Luftskytte Leslie
the trail of a planecrash:
family on the way to Denmark and Vrønding.
A dramatic piece of Danish history will come to light, when British Ian
A. Baker and his family visits Denmark, Horsens and Vrønding
16th - 19th of March.
of the 28th - 29th April 1943 an
allied bomber was shot down by a German fighter and crashed near
"Kjærgård" in Vrønding.
crewmembers were killed, while two survived, were caught and handed
over to the German commander.
Leslie Turner, reargunner on the bomber and grandfather of Ian A. Baker.
honour their father and grandfathers memory the family travels to
Denmark, and will visit the spot where the plane crashed, and also
Fovrfeld Cemetery near Esbjerg, where his fellow officers were buried.
view of the journey Ian A. Baker would like to get in contact with
anyone, who can remember anything from the time of the crash.
in a barn
events of that memorable April night are well documentet thanks to
senior grocer, 80-year old Ole Kraul from Horsens, who has spent a
great deal of hours looking into the history of all the allied planes
that crashed over Denmark from 1940-45. The information has been
transferred to the internet on www.flensted.eu.com, a site that
collects info on both German and allied planes.
four engine Short Stirling BF447, was on its way home from a bombing
raid, when it was attacked by a German fighter, and shot down.
and engineer Walter Lowery managed to jump the plane using the
landed near Kørup, where he hid on a farm. When the
discovered him on the hayloft, they alarmed the police. Walter Lowery
landed near "Bisgård" and managed to hide until the 14th of
was stolling down Vestergade in Horsens when he was recognised and
to learn more
baby, when his grandfather died. The last few years he has researched
into his grandfathers exploits during the war, and by visiting Denmark
he hopes to be able to finish this part of the family history.
about the allied pilots has already given him much information, and he
hopes to learn a lot more from Ole Kraul.
was it ?
may also hold some information.
would really love to know which farm his grandfather was hiding on,
until he was arrested.
Baker can be contacted directly on e-mail: email@example.com
or contact Chr. Rimestad, reporter on this newspaper, phone 76272043
or on firstname.lastname@example.org