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Stirling Wreckage found in Denmark

Article about: Close to midnight on the evening of the 23rd April 1944 was the British Stirling LJ526 aircraft from the 149th squadron from Lakenheath airfield in Suffolk in England shot down by the German

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    Close to midnight on the evening of the 23rd April 1944 was the British Stirling LJ526 aircraft from the 149th squadron from Lakenheath airfield in Suffolk in England shot down by the German Luftwaffe. The Allied aircraft would throw mines in the Fehmarn Belt.

    The crew of seven men from England, Canada and Australia died

    A couple of days ago a local craftsman found an engine and some bonefragments from the plane and crew.

    More at this link (in Danish use google translate).

    Knogle og flymotor op af jorden - fyens.dk - Svendborg

    And here original pictures from then Se billeder fra sydfynsk flystyrt - fyens.dk - Svendborg again use Google translate.

    There is a link to a website with more info too.

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    Nice to find something like that in your own garden...

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    Thanks Vonforhud for the info

    Here is a link in English

    Stirling III LJ526 crashed ุster Skerninge 23/4-1944
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Let hope what little now remains of the crew get the burrial they deserve
    regards Mad.ideas

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    Quote by mad_ideas View Post
    Let hope what little now remains of the crew get the burrial they deserve
    regards Mad.ideas
    If you read the link posted by Nick you will see that on 17/5/1945 they were transferred to Svendborg cemetery where they rest today.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    The three links together create the full story, the bone fragment could be anything, maybe one of the aircrews body was torn into pieces by the landing, the labtests will tell I shall keep you posted.

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    ah sorry my mistake guys

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