I think the pilot was hit in the head. Sorry I replied to you by mistake. I can only find one reference which may help you – but it is with regards a single crewman. Doodlebugs and Rockets by local historian Bob Ogley is a useful source. After uprooting two trees it bounced four times along the ground and broke into many pieces, which were spread over an area of about half-a-mile. He attacked the Lancaster over Hull. The same source said that they buried him at the site would this be likely? Flights MZ633 and N1687 collided mid air during unauthorised flying formation. I got a piece of metal with a few screws. The former German and British adversaries each exchanged their side of the encounter with the other before departing as friends. The engine now lies in the museum at Dumfries airfield. She lived in St Winifreds Ave, near the northern edge of luton at the time, which is within walking distance of where Icknield school is now. Warm Regards, Keith Williams. My mother told me when I was a child that when I was born in Farnborough Hospital 26th August 1942 a ‘doodlebug’ either hit the hospital or exploded nearby. I don’t know about Parkers Book so if you do have anything of interest I’d still be keen to see it. That’s all that I have. The plaque is by the entrance to Mill Farm at 51°43’47.8″N, 1°34’42.1″W and reads: In Memory Of I have purchased an aircraft panel piece on ebay. Published. So wonder if you might be able to assist. Not sure re spitfire crash will ask my dad over the xmas period. Cheers We will never know … perhaps just a detail of a bygone historical Battle of Britain incident.. All we found was a crumpled sheet of metal with some kind of ‘rubbery’ material attached, and we speculated that it may have been part of a self-sealing fuel tank. As well as keeping me entertained down the village pub with stories of his own WW2 exploits he would also tell some stories about his dad’s WW1 experiences & whilst telling one of those he let it slip that his dad had been put in charge of an AA battery somewhere near Lympne during WW2. I’m also hoping to find a more accurate crash site for this aircraft. I know a plane did come down near the Gypsum mine but have found an aerial photo of woodland nearby with what looks like a crater in it, jettisoned bomb maybe, and habe found strange pieces of aluminium in the woods near the “crater”. Apologies for not approving your comment earlier; I had planned to look this morning (I am not in work today) and didn’t want to approve your comment without being able to reply with some info for you. The Indian Air Force’s future demand is to expand to 45 squadrons. Shot down by 2 Spitfires (flown by Sqdn Ldr J.S. The rest of the crew were Lt R Oepen, Uff. Pilot Fl.Lt. I am sure Ian might have a bit more detail of the crash if he owns the relevant volume of the Luftwaffe Crash Archive series which I do not (yet). While he was traning another pilot. After the end of WW2, the island was swept clean by a tidal wave in 1946, after which point the base was closed by the Navy. Any clues as to where both men came down, hopefully not on Manstons doorstep! I’ve gone through what lists I have (which are far from being complete), looked through ‘Eyes of the Night’ by Bamford & Collier (the book provides a lot of detail about RAF Cranage) and have looked up the air crashes listed on my page about RAF Cranage. Getting a ticket is almost impossible unless you are a season ticket holder now. This incident (16 Aug 1940) is quite well documented with lots of the usual photo’s of the wreckage including one with a photographer Harry Deal posing alongside it. I am beginning to wonder if this is not a V1 crater as 19 seem to have been recorded around Mountfield….I will keep looking. But if you know it came in over your house, I suspect you have already looked. I know there was an attack on Easthampstead Park in 1941 (which was being used by a school evacuated from London), but I don’t know if this was the same incident. I bet that took the excitement away from her! We lived in Grovesner Ave, Chatham, Kent. It as said missed their bungalow by 20 foot. All had died on the same day so I figured they were the crew of a bomber that was shot down in the area, possible a Do-17 or Heinkel-111 . Photo from this page; All i know is that Uffz Wemhoner survived and ended up as a POW. Hi Stuart, thank you for your comment. Beth, could you get in touch with me? He was an Observer and in the early days of WWII the Observer was often the captain of the aircraft, having been trained as a pilot. At about 6:30pm, after flying low over cottages in the village of West Woodhay, it struck Walbury Hill about 100 feet from the top. For those of you Who are interested in who the Pilot was Below is his details. Great that you are helping John Hargreave’s daughter with finding info on 44 squadron and Lamsdorf. Your information was spot on! Wondered if it was someone I knew. POWs? My mum’s memory is fading a bit now, but lots of her other war recollections are accurate, but I don’t know if this really happened or whether it’s simply a scene she’s recalled from a film! I will let you know what transpires. I have spoken to the daughter of the Rev’d Chittenden who was Rector here during and after the war, and she remembers something about some German airmen being buried here. Can you confirm if this is the accident or give me any more details thank you. He is buried in Hailsham Cemetery.” We were also under the flight path of Doodle Bug alley. All the best. She walked back to the Farm gate and sat on it and sobbed her heart out She had just seen someone – someone’s son or Husband lose his life a few yards away, At that time she had no idea about the War plane nor its pilot, It had happened to quick. The authors of this series might also have some more information if you try them directly (combat reports, constabulary reports etc). When you say “other books” does that include Luftwaffe Crash Archives Vol 2? Ju crew survived a good belly landing a few miles to the east, south-east of Winchester. Ian. Considering the old aircraft that need to be retired within 10 years, India’s aircraft gap is as high as 400. I was very young boy living in Oxford during the war and dont remember much except for the noise of the German bombers going over (Born 1939) and searchlights. There doesn’t seem to ba any other 4 man crew unaccounted for on 21/22 August on land, so where did the 4 in Chartham come from, if not King’s Somborne – but obviously I need a definite link for authorities to accept these men are the Ju 88 crew. Stuart. Manston was 11 Group, so were the known crew and perhaps documents etc taken away for scrutiny by 11 Group (perhaps Luftwaffe maps/routes or other “useful” information, cameras and films?) Tantalisingly I was offer info and pics from a local but they never materialised after the death of the locals brother. December 6, We like to do research in depth. Hi Simon, not been to Sussex alas, at least not looking for air crash sites. E. Zuch Photo of Ray at the crash site on the anniversary of ther air crash 02 September 2020. Flying to Denmark for first time in April. By Michael Hickey Last updated 2011-02-17 A friend and myself found a possible 50kg bomb (without tailfin) which was rolled into a silt pond by my friends father when we told him what we had found. Page 47 of Blitz over Sussex details the incident. I went home to UK after 35 years in Australia and noted a grave site at St Pauls Church Hooton. May 42; explains why I didn’t see it, I only have Volumes 1 – 8 at present, need to update my library. Maybe they were Navy Kriegsmarine personnel washed ashore? 5 lives lost + 1 seriously injured. Hi David, do you know the date it happened? Two Years to Stop the Spread - Australia to Shut Borders Until 2022 Despite Vaccine. would like to see aplaque in remembrence .anybody any info? Hi Guys.. I’m doing some research for a family friend who is the daughter of John William Hargreaves (one of your dad’s crew) at the time of the incident in Denmark. Jettisoned its bombs but crashed in flames and burned out at King’s Somborne at about 2.15 p.m. There was almost nothing left apart from burned bushes just below the roadside. My brother and I visited a plane crash site one evening in 1942. This one was shot down by a Beaufighter setting the countryside on fire with a spectacular light display when the high tension cables were hit. The fact that I help harvest for an award winning local vineyard has absolutely nothing to do with it……….ahem. Anyone know details or more precise location? The dead crewman was Oberfeldwebel Herman Platt. I remember my mum telling me the story that on that night she decided not to go into the air raid shelter but instead hid under her bed. Near to Devils Dyke where a Spit also crashed, the pilot successfully baling out. Who knows? Parker has a little on Bf 110D S9+AB and a bit about ErprGr210 inc a colour photo of the emblem of the British Isles in a gun sight. However, one local source mentions a possible plane crash so it seems worth following up…..thanks in advance for any help or advice- PD. Any help would be appreciated, Our uncles were killed in the same crash.Family lore says the aircraft (possibly L4323) was attempting a spiral manoeuvre before crashing. Bomber crash at the village of Wellington Heath in Herefordshire in 1943. I have a copy of “Blitz over Sussex 1941-42” but cannot find any reference to a German aircraft crashing at Saddlescombe. As the wreckage was spread over a wide area it is possible that parts were discovered at Saddlescombe. Lamberti, Feldwebelz Raab. I am an aviation artist (davidmarshallaviation art.com) and want to paint the scene, which I witnessed. HI Ian, no its the Bf-110 from Erpro210 flown by Walter Rubensdorffer (something of a bomber celebrity and CO of the specialist unit. Any information please, his family are trying to find out about it. The village of Black Bourton was the scene, 76 years ago when tragically, returning from missions, Albemarle V1782 overshot the runway at RAF Brize Norton, crashing and burning out in a field on Mill Farm, with the loss of life of all five crew. RR. Ok thanks Alan, will take a look and get back to you. I will get off my soapbox now I think the aircraft was the one mentioned at page 47 of “Blitz over Sussex 1941-42”. However, searching instead for Gefr. I am looking for any info on my Uncle, Pilot Officer Arthur Glyndwr Thomas, who died in a plane crash (Lancaster?) Or you could ask at the Holmes Chapel local history group or put a post on the RAF Commands Forum; the group members there may be able to help? This is the pilot who shot down PB209. Also iam Curious about a Plane a Junkers 88A-5840 Which Came Down 13th August 1942 Shot Down By BS squadron Pilots Sullivan And Skeel, Freidrich was a Junkers crew Member I cant find nothing on the internet but I Have Bid on a Part from the Junkers On ebay. 60024/4 BO Oberlt Max-Dankwart BIRKENSTOCK 16.12.15 Neustettin, Stettin I have been searching for an aircraft crash that occurred in 1943-4 in Holmes Chapel (Church Hulme, Cheshire. Thanks …. I have visited here as many Battle of Britain German airmen are buried there alongside hundreds of others. Somewhat off topic, Rathfinny farm is now the location of one of the largest vineyards in the country. If I didn’t live on the other side of the Big Pond, I’d love to go take a look. I’ve been asked to find the site where Lancaster ED835 crashed in May 1943 when returning, badly damaged, from a combat mission. I will take a look and let you know if I find anything. Lovely photo with the poppy in the frame! 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