On our way to Frederikshavn, where we were to take the ferry Stena Line to Gothenburg, we made a stop at four cemeteries along Jammerbugten, with graves of airmen who crashed in Denmark during WW2.
As the Swedes say, Maria had to run or run “Varvet”, a half marathon around Gothenburg. Later that day, we were at Frederikshavn’s cemetery to visit the Commonwealth graves from WW2.
Four American airmen were moved to Belgium in 1948, and no memorial was left at the cemetery. However, one of the American airmen, Robert J. Kenning, has a memorial stone close to where he crashed in 1944. We visited the place in 2020, and here on Memorial Day, we have inserted pictures from there.
På vores til Frederikshavn, hvorfra vi skulle med færgen Stena Line til Gøteborg, gjorde vi stop ved 4 kirkegårde langs Jammerbugten, hvor der er flyvergrave. Maria skulle løbe eller som svenskerne siger: Springe ”Varvet” en halvmaraton rundt i Gøteborg. Senere på dagen var vi på Frederikshavns kirkegård og se Commenwealth gravene fra WW2. Der mangler 4 amerikanske airmen som i 1948 blev flyttet til Belgien. En af de amerikanske airmen Robert J. Kenning har en mindesten tæt på det sted, hvor han styrtede ned i 1944. Vi besøgte stedet i 2020 og her i anledning af Memorial Day har vi indsat billeder herfra.
On 27 February 1945 Beaufighter TFX NV414 crashed into the North Sea off Peterhead Scotland. It had been hit by flak during an attack on German ships in the North Sea and tried to get back to Scotland. The 2 crew members bailed out at Peterhead, the easternmost point of Scotland. F/O Brock drifted out over the sea where he drowned. On 4 July 1945, his body was found washed ashore on Rødhus Strand. On 6 July 1945 Vicar F. Busch officiated at the graveside ceremony in Hune. (Kilde: https://www.airmen.dk/p399.htm).
Den sidste kirkegård vi besøgte på turen var Frederikshavn hvor 62 commonwealth airmen are buried. Four American airmen were transferred to Belgium on 1 May, 1948.