About the memorial to Peter and his crew

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About the memorial to Peter and his crew

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Account of Karl Frauhammer and his decision to make a gesture of peace by building a memorial to the seven members of a Lancaster which was shot down near his home. Flight engineer on aircraft was Peter Jenkinson. Family did not find out about memorial until later after unveiling took place.

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[Account of Karl Frauhammer and his decision to make a gesture of peace by building a memorial to the seven members of a Lancaster which was shot down near his home. Flight engineer on aircraft was Peter Jenkinson. Family did not find out about memorial until later after unveiling took place.]

About the Memorial to Peter and his Crew

Karl Frauhammer was a refugee from Hungary; he was a blacksmith and a wrought iron craftsman. He fought in the German army against the Russians, was severely wounded and taken prisoner.

In 1947 he decided that he wanted to make a gesture of peace. His idea was to build a beautiful memorial to the seven members of the crew of a British Lancaster bomber which was shot down and crashed in the forest near his home in Michelbach.

The Flight Engineer of that aircraft was Flight Sergeant Peter Jenkinson DFM brother of Evelyn’s.

The RAF could not trace the Jenkinson family at the time when the memorial was unveiled so that they could attend the dedication ceremony. News of the memorial reached the family through an RAF News release seen by Evelyn’s husband after the ceremony took place.

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“About the memorial to Peter and his crew,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30681.

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