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Heinkel Wreckage Rediscovered Off Norfolk Coast

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  1. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    Not a lot left to see, and the tide has apparently covered it all back up again, but the fact it's still there at all is amazing.
    "Shifting tides have revealed wreckage from a German bomber shot down during World War Two on the north Norfolk coast.
    The Heinkel bomber crash landed in shallow water at Blakeney Point after being machine gunned by an RAF Blenheim night fighter on June 19, 1940.
    The rusting wreck remained just offshore until Trinity House ordered it to be blown up in 1969.
    But recent tides and tides erosion uncovered parts of the twin engine aircraft on the beach at the Blakeney Point nature reserve run by the National Trust.
    The shingle on the beach has now shifted again, covering up the wreck which had not been seen for decades.
    National Trust archaeologist Angus Wainwright said: 'It's a fascinating discovery.
    'We knew that there had been a plane that had crashed on Blakeney Point during the Second World War, but we still needed to confirm that what we had discovered related to that wreck.
    'It's one of those stories where you start researching and the more we uncovered, the more we were drawn in.
    'It's more than a piece of metal, it's the human story that's attached to this discovery - the tragedy that unfolded on that night and a reminder of the heroism of those that took part in the Battle of Britain.' "
    Shifting tides reveals wreckage from German bomber | Daily Mail Online
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  2. ww2archiver

    ww2archiver New Member

    Dec 30, 2017
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    Thanks intereseting
  3. ColHessler

    ColHessler Member

    Dec 5, 2010
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    Thanks for sharing.

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