Record Details

NHER Number:17517
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two aircraft crash site


Divers found a crashed but intact twin-engined German bomber off the coast of Happisburgh in 1981.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 398 311
Map Sheet:TG33SE

Full description

9 September 1981. About one and a quarter miles east of Happisburgh Church, triangulated with lighthouse and aerial.
Aircraft wreck in 13.7m to 15.2m (45 to 50 feet) of water.
Twin radial engines.
Probably German aircraft whose crew were washed up on the beach in about 1940.
Information from radio interview and newspaper report (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 11 September 1981.

Monument Types

  • AIRCRAFT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1981. Mystery aircraft in sea. 10 September.

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