Flyvergrave på Magdeby Kirkegård

English summary: On the way home from Holbæk, we made a trip around Langeland partly to enjoy the beautiful Pentecost weather and get updated photos for the blog story about Viggo Hansen, and the ship SCOTIA torpedoed in 1939 https://henryhogh22.com/2021/05/05/ ss-scotia-torpedoed-1939-by-the-german-ubad-u-23 / as well as visit some cemeteries where pilots who were shot down during WW2 over Denmark are buried. This post concerns the WWII airmen buried at Magdeby Cemetery. 

På turen hjem fra Holbæk lagde vi turen omkring Langeland dels for at nyde det flotte Pinsevejr og få opdaterede fotos til blog-historien om Viggo Hansen og skibet SCOTIA der blev torpederet i 1939  https://henryhogh22.com/2021/05/05/s-s-scotia-torpederet-1939-af-den-tyske-ubad-u-23/ samt besøge nogle kirkegårde, hvor flyvere der blev skudt ned under WW2 over Danmark ligger begravet.

Magdeby kirke, Langeland

Historien her omhandler flyvergravene på Magdeby kirkegård. Kilder til historien er hentet fra 2 kilder med hver deres specielle særlige egenskaber:

www.airmen.dk  af Anders Straarup har oplysninger om fly og flyvere samt fotos af gravsten og monumenter med position angivet – klikbart kort https://www.airmen.dk/p000dk4.htm

Airwar over Denmark by Søren C. Flensted  http://www.flensted.eu.com/  har en meget stor og detaljeret hjemmeside med alle fly og deres besætninger.

På airmen.dk https://www.airmen.dk/c055.htm findes denne liste med 13 flyvere fra 9 fly der er styrtet i havet omkring det sydlige Langeland. På Airmen.dk er listen ”Airmen”, ”P_link” og C_link” klikbar og yderlig oplysninger er tilgængelige både på Dansk og Engelsk.

Flyvergrave på Magdeby kirkegård

Seks flyvere fra Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) ligger stadig begravet på kirkegården. Syv amerikanske flyvere fra USAAF er hjemført, men bliver stadig mindet med trækors og navneplader – Abraham Silverman https://www.airmen.dk/u055011.htm  dog med Davidsstjerne.

Mindetavle på Magdeby kirkegård på Dansk – and English translation.

The history of the USAAF in World War II.   I found this website http://www.usaaf.com/ dedicated in honor of the members of the United States Army Air Force here and gone but never forgotten. The 8th Air Force executed daylight strategic bombing against Nazi-occupied Europe in WW2. The 9th Air Force transferred to England in October, 1943 and participated in the Normandy invasion and remained in the European continent until the VE-Day.

Map showing USAAF airplanes crashed in Denmark (kilde: https://www.airmen.dk/c000dkus.htm). Total 91 planes: 69 B-17, 12 P-51, 9 B-24 and 1 P-47 with 804 airmen.  5 Airmen still in DK, 133 taken home, 87 in other countries, 202 no known grave, 269 POWs, 20 returned to the UK, 38 EVD to the UK, 50 EVD to Sweden.

B 17F 42-29702 crashed in the Baltic sea south of the Island of Langeland 13/6-1943. Link: http://www.flensted.eu.com/19430056.shtml

Louis J. Julliard https://www.airmen.dk/u055007.htm

Glenn W. McMurty https://www.airmen.dk/u055008.htm

B 17F 42-30118 crashed Kiel Bay 13/6-1943. Link: http://www.flensted.eu.com/19430058.shtml

Herbert C. Wood  https://www.airmen.dk/u055009.htm

B 17F 42-3187 crashed the Baltic Sea south of Langeland 13/6-1943. Link: http://www.flensted.eu.com/19430060.shtml

Wilson F. Brown  https://www.airmen.dk/u055010.htm

B 17F 42-29868 crashed in the Baltic Sea south of Langeland 9/10 1943. Link: http://www.flensted.eu.com/19430106.shtml

Abraham Silverman https://www.airmen.dk/u055011.htm

B 24H 42-95144 crashed into Langelandsbæltet 20/6 1944. Link: http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944083.shtml

Howard R. Penfield  https://www.airmen.dk/u055013.htm

Jack E. Wagner Buried at Marstal Link: https://henryhogh22.com/2018/04/16/wagner-us-airman-begravet-paa-aeroe-1944/

Lancaster III EE180 crashed in The Baltic Sea South of Langeland 24/8 1943. Link: http://www.flensted.eu.com/19430087.shtml

Norman Pendlebury  https://www.airmen.dk/a055001.htm

Halifax II JD456 crashed in The Baltic Sea south of the island of Langeland 15/2 1944.  Link: http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944011.shtml

James Leo Donald  https://www.airmen.dk/a055004.htm – Marc Alexander Gerard Fournier https://www.airmen.dk/a055005.htm

Halifax BIII MZ899 crashed in the Baltic Sea southwest of the island of Langeland 17/8 1944. Link: http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944094.shtml

Bernard Bercuson.  https://www.airmen.dk/a055002.htmJoseph Georges Marcel Savard  https://www.airmen.dk/a055003.htm

Halifax III MZ865 crashed in the Baltic Sea south of Sweden 14/2 1945. Link: http://www.flensted.eu.com/1945012.shtml

Stanley Edward Bostwick. https://www.airmen.dk/a055006.htm

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