Record Details

NHER Number:18065
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two aircraft crash site

Summary

A German World War Two bomber crashed here on the night of November 6th 1943. It was brought down by anti aircraft fire on its way to bomb Norwich. The wreckage set fire to an adjacent barn. One of the German crew survived. The plane was the last of its type to be shot down in East Anglia. The site was excavated in 1978.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 401 937
Map Sheet:TM49SW
Parish:GILLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

6/7 November 1943.
Crash site of Dornier 217 U5+ GT Werk Nr 4509. Brought down by anti aircraft fire on approach to bomb Norwich. Wreckage set fire to adjacent barn. One survivor from crew of three. Last Dornier 217 to be shot down in East Anglia.

October 1978.
Site excavated by Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum with 'limited results'.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 20 April 1982.

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.
<S1>Serial: 198. NSAM News.. February, No 3.

Related records - none

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