Sabotage against Hede Nielsen’s Acetylene Factory 02-01-1944

Burned down shed. The shed had been used for storage of isolation material and boards, as well as a workbench and a concrete mixing machine.

Outline of the factory. The red cross on the eastern generator shows where the explosive charge was placed.

The eastern of the gas generators. The red circle shows the man hole, where the explosive charge had been. The arrow shows the blown away lid.

Factory building. On the picture you can see the building walls pressed out and the roof blasted.

Close up of the gas generator. The bottom edge of the man-hole shows signs of a pressure damage, why it is estimated that the explosive charge must have been placed here.

Bomb fragments found in the factory. No. 1 shows the two ignition devices, so called time pencil detonators. No.2 shows the remains of the explosive charge itself.

Examples of the used bomb type. They weighed app. 1.3 kilo and were of English origin.


Acetylene was of great importance to the heavy industry and was used in welding. The roof of the building had been blasted off, but there was little damage to the company's generators. An anonymous caller warned of the impending explosion.



Konsul Jensensvej 4


36 Horsens

Holger Danske



Lillelunds arkiv, Rigsarkivet, håndskrevet liste signeret "Mix".