Record Details

NHER Number:19690
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two crash site


A Wellington bomber crashed at this site in July 1941. The site was excavated by the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in 1984 and parts of the aircraft were recovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 516 109
Map Sheet:TG51SW

Full description

16 July 1941. 23.30 hours. Crash Site.
Wellington 1c X3220, 40 squadron, picked up by searchlights at 122m to 152m (400 to 500ft), dived to ground. 6 crew killed.
Excavated by RAF bomb disposal team and afterwards by Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in October 1983.
E. Rose (NAU) 18 November 1983.

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. 1984. Bomber relics dug up at wartime crash site. 24 September.

Related records - none

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