Feldborg Plantage drop zone


Jumpsuit and parachute used by the Danish SOE agent Frits Tornøe Vang, who together with another SOE agent was airdropped to Feldborg Plantation near Holstebro on 5 August 1944.


Frits Tornøe Vang 1918-1980. British Captain. Affiliated with the British Parachute Organisation SOE...


Airdropped twice into Denmark: 11 December 1943 near Hammel and 4 August 1944 to the Feldborg Plantation. He worked as a telegraphist. He was arrested in September 1944 and sent to prison in Germany.


Frits Tornøe Vang, 1918-1980. British Captain. Affiliated with the British Parachute Organisation SOE...

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On 4th August 1944, two SOE agents were airdropped at Feldborg Plantage at Holstebro: Frits Tornøe Vang ("Wheat") and Finn Ibsen ("Barley"). This was their second airdrop...

On 4th August 1944, two SOE agents were airdropped at Feldborg Plantage at Holstebro: Frits Tornøe Vang ("Wheat") and Finn Ibsen ("Barley"). This was their second airdrop. Tornøe Vang was a Danish officer and was assigned the role as liaison officer for the staff of Jutland commander, Vagn Bennike. After a short while, he was transferred to Toldstrup's North Jutland headquarters, where he continued to work until the liberation. Finn Ibsen had been trained in England as a radiotelegraphist. He also soon became affiliated with Toldstrup's headquarters, where he obtained radio communications with England quite a few times. His work in Denmark fell short though, as he was arrested in Aarhus in September.

04.08.1944





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Frits Tornøe Vang: Faldskærmsmand og sabotør, 1980, s. 94ff, Birkelund og Dethlefsen: Faldskærmsfolk, 1986, s. 94.

Region: Jutland - District: 12 Zone nr.: 0 - Zone name: Feldborg Plantage Place in the Military Map: Volume 1 - Page 35 - : Sources: Frits Tornøe Vang: Faldskærmsmand og sabotør, 1980, s. 94ff, Birkelund og Dethlefsen: Faldskærmsfolk, 1986, s. 94. Info: Pladsens placering er usikker.