Two RAF airmen are buried with full military honors by occupying German soldiers, Channel Islands, 1943

Full military honors were presented by the Luftwaffe at the funeral of RAF Sergeant Butlin and Holden, who were shot down in Jersey, Channel Islands. It is believed that this was an attempt to pacify the local population. The Luftwaffe behaved very differently than the SS or Wehrmacht. Too much decency.

RAF Sergeant Butlin launched an operation from RAF Bern in Yorkshire to Frankfurt at 23.15 and ditched approximately 3 miles south-west of the Channel Islands of Jersey after being called by the sergeant. shout for help. The body of the supervisor Sgt. Holden was finally washed up in the Gulf of St. Ouen in Jersey on 3 June 1943.

His and the bodies of a Sgt on June 5. Dennis Charles Butlin lay in the hospital chapel with hundreds of islanders to pay their last respects, before a service on the morning of June 6.

The coffins were wrapped with the Union Jack before being taken to the cemetery. Hundreds of people lined the route but the Luftwaffe stopped them from entering the cemetery gate.

From 30 June 1940 until their liberation on 9 May 1945, the Channel Islands were occupied by Nazi German forces for most of World War II.

The bailiwick of Jersey and the bailiwick of Guernsey are two British Crown dependencies in the English Channel, near the coast of Normandy. The Channel Islands were the only part of Britain to be occupied by German forces during the war.

Anticipating a swift victory over Britain, the occupiers used a very benign approach, which set the subject for the next five years, with the island's authorities adopting a similar attitude, giving rise to accusations of cooperation, though as time passed. With this the situation gradually worsened. Liberation arrived peacefully on 9 May 1945, in near starvation for both the occupiers and the occupiers during the winter of 1944–45.

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