April 25th 2019 was a major milestone for the Halifax BB378 project. Researcher Jan Christensen had recently tracked flightengineer Nicholas Andersons 3 children with help of Shropshire Family History Society in UK. Pauline and John are living in UK and Beverley is living in Canada. We all met in Denmark about one week after the contact was established!
Nick Anderson was in a group of five crewmembers, who was caught by the germans a few days after the crash. He had to stay a prisoner of war camp until April 1945, where he managed to escape from the camp and join an american group of soldiers.
Karen Munk Nielsen and Gudrun Lund showed around at the museum in Holbæk and also showed the exhibition about Halifax BB378, the local resistance and WW2. The Anderson family had brought many documents and photos with them, and a close contact to the museum and the research group has now been established.
Pauline, Beverley and John also received a piece of their fathers aircrafts found during the metaldetection at the crash area in 2015.
Read more about the exhibition here.
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