The danish resistance movement and helpers

Several danes were awarded by the British and American governments after the liberation for their help to the 3 airmen (Fry, Bartter and Howell) who evaded to Sweden:

  • Einar Arboe Rasmussen, Roskilde (award grade 5)
  • Vilhelm Krügermeier, Marup (award grade 5)
  • Svend Ove Frederiksen, Marup (award grade 5)
  • Bent Olsen, Tølløse  (award grade 6)
  • F.C.R. Scheel, Kirke Saaby (award grade 5)
  • Mogens Scheel, Roskilde (award grade 5)

The Jensen family (*) helped agent Flemming B. Muus just after the emergency landing with Halifax BB378.

  • Niels Vilhelm Jensen, Vandløse near St. Merløse  (award grade 5)*
  • Karen Jensen,Vandløse near St. Merløse (award grade 5)*
  • Frederik Jensen, Vandløse near St. Merløse (award grade 5)*
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Photo: Flemming B. Muus meet his helpers i Vandløse. Folketidende Ringsted – Haslev – Sorø, October 2nd 1959.
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Photo: Jan Christensen (C) / Lokalhistorisk Arkiv Stenlille

It was the danish illegal transport organisation “Dansk-Svensk Flygningetjeneste” that sailed the 3 evaders Bartter, Fry and Howell to Malmö in Sweden.

The organisation managed to transport about 2.000 jews, resistance workers and refugees to Sweden from October 1943 to 1945. 

Bartter, Fry and Atkins visited Denmark several times after 1945 where the visited Bonderup and their danish helpers.

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Brian H. Atkins and his wife visited at he 50th Anniversary of the danish liberation in 1995 the area near Bonderup  where Halifax BB378 emergency landed. Photo: Nigel Atkins (C).