What are the odds of someone finding a piece of history in his or her backyard? Denmark saw lots of action during World War II, and there’s a good chance that one might find a bit of history anywhere in this country, but for 14-year-old Daniel Kristiansen, he never gave it much thought.
One day, a search in the backyard for a school project proved life-changing for Daniel when he found something of enormous value buried right on their family’s property.
A story for the generations
Sometime between November and December of 1944, at the height of the second World War, fierce military plane dogfights erupted over the skies in greater parts of Europe. And around that time, a German fighter plane came crashing down on the farm owned by the Kristiansens in Denmark.