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Berntsen, Ole b. January 22, 1915 d. May 26, 1996 Champion Yachtsman. For more than two decades he was in the world elite in dragon class racing. At the first Olympic Games after WWII in London (1948) he won a bronze medal, and in Melbourne in 1956 he was awarded a silver. His greatest triumph came in 1964 in Tokyo when he won the gold medal. Besides his Olympic achievements he won the world championship six times and was twice the European champion. (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Mindelunden Memorial Park (Hellerup), Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark Plot: Section 15, plot 186.
Ellehammer, Jacob Christian b. June 14, 1871 d. May 20, 1946 Danish aviation poineer: As a youth Ellehammer was apprenticed to a watchmaker. He developed his skills in miniature devices and later taught himself the principles of electricity and the internal combustion engine. His early commercial success with a motorcycle design permitted him to indulge his pursuit of powered flight. His studies of birds enabled him to calculate the horsepower required to fly and to translate these calculations into his own design of a radial engine. Incredibly...[Read More] (Bio by: Lars Ostergaard) Mindelunden Memorial Park (Hellerup), Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark GPS coordinates: 55.7314072, 12.5573072 (hddd.dddd)
Faurschou-Hviid, Bent 'Flammen' b. January 7, 1921 d. October 18, 1944 World War II Resistance Fighter. The son of a hotel owner, his father sent him to Germany to learn hotel management. There he experienced the ugly face of Nazism. On his return to German-occupied Denmark he joined the resistance group "Holger Danske" and soon became a leading member, undertaking sabotages, the organizing of arms, and executions, particularly of informers. He was feared by the Germans who put on his head the highest price ever offered for any resistance fighter. He was known...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Mindelunden Memorial Park (Hellerup), Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Schmith, Joergen Haagen b. December 18, 1910 d. October 15, 1944 World War II Resistance Fighter. Known as "Citronen". During the German occupation of Denmark he met Bent Faurschou-Hviid (nicknamed "Flammen") in the resistance group "Holger Danske", and they became inseparable partners. They undertook sabotages of factories working for the Germans as well as liquidating informers and collaborators. His first major sabotage was the destruction of the CitroŽn factory in Copenhagen and that is when he got his nickname. He was also busy smuggling people hunted...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Skytte) Mindelunden Memorial Park (Hellerup), Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark