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An aircraft collided with some trees and crashed at Woodhouse Farm, Ipsden at 4-30 pm on 20 October 1943.

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I would most especially love to know the names of the three survivors, though they may be gone now. During World War 2, some 2,500 aircraft crashed or made forced-landings in Norfolk and Suffolk.

If ever this way look us up. Apparently the aircraft disintegrated so the debris will have been spread out over a wide area but I suspect the majority of the debris landed in one compact place. Happily, the Army Air Corps remains in strength, basing its sinister Apache helicopters at Wattisham.”. This is bound to be a typo, as Hoxne is over 60 miles from Glatton, which was the bomb group’s base. sites difficult - and this type of research is most definitely ongoing. Malta was one of the most intensively bombed areas during the war. Hi Hoxne and Park Farm on Ordnance Survey mapping.

(Pre-Crash): Anything would be most appreciated. Accident-Report.com Do the same as above. This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. US Election 2020: When will we get a result and could it be contested? i am looking for info of 2 b17,s colliding over Braintree Essex around 1945 as i live not far from were the tail section fell the other B17 got back ok .I am looking for any info of details were the tail fell.

Thank you again so much for responding!

Sometimes the info is out there and it all opens up and its enjoyable to pirce the story together when it does (and there is more to be found I am sure, not least ironing out the discrepancies). I wanted to create something different, to present a vivid retelling of events, focusing on the loss of British, Italian and German aircraft and what became of their pilots or crews. “There is a wealth of memorials and museums, with wartime buildings being actively restored and even some airfield sites being reactivated, albeit only occasionally. 14th June 1941 Ju88C-4 from 4/NJG2 Crashed on the mud flats 2 miles out from the sea bank at Wingland marsh Kings Lynn.

General Erwin Rommel, in de facto field command of Axis forces in North Africa, recognised its importance quickly. Any …

They were all temporarily buried at the temporary cemetery in Cambridge, and 3 from this crew remain here in the permanent cemetery, 4 including SSgt Logan were repatriated back to the United States. http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/12924. By November 1942, the Axis had lost the Second Battle of El Alamein and the Allies had landed forces in Vichy French Morocco and Algeria under Operation Torch. But I cannot find a list of the crew.

Hi Sandy, Rod, who lives at King’s Lynn, explains how the so-called “Friendly Invasion” began in the spring of 1942. I have not contacted the museum at Neatshead although I have visited the Hethel air museum where “Shazam” was based. at the museum are not readily recognisable as they are in the form of wreckage An Arado Ar196 in Herakleia Island, Greece.

I am following up a story of a B-24 that crashed near Swansea during the war with the loss of all hands. Vienna shooting: Gunman hunted after deadly 'terror' attack, US election 2020: Trump and Biden pictured through the years, US Election 2020: Biden and Trump make final pitches to voters, Actor Eddie Hassell dies aged 30 after being shot, US election 2020: Three election headlines you could wake up to, T-cell response 'lasts six months after Covid infection'. Although it notes that Sergeant Logan was one of the fatalities, it lists the 3 survivors as including a radio operator called Lloyd Larson and yet makes no mention of Lt Peacock.

Over the years, museum members have examined and researched many I have gleaned a lot of information but what is missing is the exact crash site location. Pilot was flying on instruments in clouds when the aircraft hit violent prop wash, throwing the aircraft into a dive.

Looking at the ground rising beyond and the line of trees in the middle ground, the crash site may well be in the big field to the right of the farm, with this photo looking east.

Thanks so much for writing.

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I have very few books detailing losses in that area, particularly US losses, but I knew of a few places to look online!

Hi, do you have any information on any B17’s from the 95th bomb Group, I am a committee member from this group and would like to research any information you have? Has any body got any ideas? I love being able to locate the pieces of the puzzle and watch the picture form. The aircraft crashed at 14:55 hrs at Park Farm, Hoxne, Suffolk. The site is adjacent to Grim’s Ditch, north of Hailey. Did you obtain these from any particular source?

Other times – such the as the request about the P-47 above – searches all end up pointing to the same very limited resource. Sgt Donald L. Moore, right waist gunner, killed Superfortress 44-61999 ‘Over-Exposed!’ air crash site on Bleaklow, Aviation Archeological Research and Investigation, https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/May1945O.htm, http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/12924, http://www.parhamairfieldmuseum.co.uk/390th-bomb-group/interesting-information-and-facts/, All photos and text are © aircrashsites.co.uk unless otherwise stated.

Lt Stewart Barnes, co-pilot, killed

Much has been written about the latter period.

Early daytime raids proved disastrous and night missions did not see the odds of tragedy greatly reduce, “as the Luftwaffe operated a sophisticated radar system of their own, guiding a lethally effective night-fighter force .

In December 1942, air and sea forces operating from Malta went over to the offensive. Thanks for your comments Richard I have checked out that web site ‘Honor the Fallen’ no trace of Lt Reed, so I’ve messaged them asking why as he was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.Saw your ‘Shazam’ site, any particular reason you are researching the Costessy crash? I just bought two collages of pieces of WW2 crashed/shot down aircraft with some information, one is a Hurricane flown by Sgt Tony Pickering of 501 sqdn over Caterham and shot down over Happey valley Old Coulsdon, Surrey ( i have found photos and lots of information about this man. Can I help? letters. Do you know where it may be currently?

Mostly concerned with the site of the pilot who died, Lt. Earl H. Bond, Did you find out about crash site?never heard of this one……paul. Aviation archaeology or "wreckology" as it is often called, is

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Lt Lowell D. Baker, bombardier, killed They are collating memories from us older residents (or in my case ex-resident) so that these may be recorded for posterity and provide a reminder to future generation of what life was like in the village. In some small way it’s comforting to see the area where he must have flown many times.

Man charged with drink driving after collision A man was charged with drink driving after a collision in a village. The footage of you flying was terrific as well.

Richard. Malta was of strategic importance during WW2 because of the island’s position on the route from Europe to Africa and the Middle East .

in poor condition and in urgent need of preservation/restoration work.

The aircraft was a B-17G Flying Fortress serial number 42-97236.

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