Malmoe - Castle Park


On October 3, 1940, a British bomber dropped three bombs over the castle park in Malmoe. The plane was on its way to participate in a bombing raid against Stettin (polish Szczecin) when the bombs were dropped on Malmoe. The bombs caused relatively minor damage and no people were injured, but a large bomb crater was formed next to the large dam. The exact reasons for the bombs being dropped seem unclear. Malmoe is far from Stettin so error navigation is excluded. One explanation may be that the bombardier wanted to make the plane lighter by dropping bombs. Initially, the British denied that they were British bombs but later came to admit.

Current status: Monument (2021).

Location: 55°36'02.65" N, 12°59'20.58" E

Get there: Bus.

My comment:

At the bomb crater at the large dam there is a small memorial on the ground. Of the crater itself, there is nothing left.

Follow up in books: Gilmour, John: Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin - The Swedish Experience in the Second World War (2011).