|THE MILLAR STORY|
|A MEMORIAL IN DENMARK|
On 4th September 1943 Lancaster bomber EE138 of 460 Squadron RAAF was shot down over Denmark. It crashed in a field close to the village of Stadil in West Jutland and a memorial service took place on Wednesday 5th May 2010.This commemoration was organised by Peter Forrester whose uncle was the pilot of the plane. See www.ee138.net
In conjunction with this event the opportunity was taken to arrange for a search of another Lancaster that had also been shot down earlier in 1943 .This was Lancaster ED709 of 100 Squadron RAF which had crashed into Ringkobing Fjord on 21st April 1943. On May 2nd 2010 divers searched the sea bed for what might remain of the plane and of a missing crewman -Flt/Sgt Marcel Watkins RAAF.
Roy, Anne and Andrew Storm attended these events.
|Boarding party||On the fjord||A diver comes aboard|
|Amongst those taking a leading role in the
search was Lars Kryger of the Ringkobing
|Andrew in the boat.||Peter Forrester and Jo Lewis|
|Group members from l to r are:
|The group ashore with Bent Anthonisen displaying some of the wreckage of ED709.|
On Wednesday 5th May 2010 people congregated in a field at
Stadil to commemorate the loss of Lancaster bomber EE138 of 460
Among those attending were people from the local area , Jessie Bowler and her family and members of the Storm family.
|The EE138 Memorial Stone||Wreaths have been laid||Jessie's wreath in memory of her husband, Ernest Thirkettle|
|The cross at the Memorial made from Australian River Red Gum||Flypast in 'missing plane' formation|
|<The events were written up by Lars
Kryger and Christian Baadsgaard in the Dagbladet
newspaper on 1st , 3rd and 6th May showing a photo of
>Joern Werner Stendorf who lives within site of the EE138 crash site.
|"Marcel's fate has caught me "|
|Stadil village church||....and the church interior||The CWGC cemetery at Lemvig .|