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Memorial Short Stirling LK147

This memorial commemorates the fallen crew and passengers of the Short Stirling LK147, who died during Operation Doomsday.

Text on the monument:

DEN 10. MAI 1945 STYRTET SHORT STERLING LK147 FRA
196 SKVADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE UNDER INNFLYGNING
TIL GARDERMOEN. FLYET VAR PA VEI FRA
STORBRITANNIA TIL NORGE MED SOLDATER SOM
SKULLE DELTA I AVVAEPNINGEN AV TYSKE TROPPER
SAMTLIGE OMBORD MISTET LIVET.


English translation:

AT 10 MAI 1945 SHORT STIRLING LK147 PART OF NO.196 SQUADRON RAF CRASHED DOWN DURING THE APPROACH TO GARDERMOEN AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON IT'S WAY FROM ENGLAND TO NORWAY, TO TRANSPORT BRITISH SOLDIERS TO THE FRONT. ALL CREW MEMBERS AND PASSENGERS ON BOARD DIED IN THE CRASH.

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