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Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by crashman » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:40 am

I am trying to compile a detailed record of all military aircraft crashes in norfolk within these dates, can anybody help me ? i already have hundreds if not thousands of sites, but if anyone can give detailed accounts tht would be great. i am particularly intrested in German wartime crashsites and the reported loss of several hunters around swaffham on the same day. any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by Gadget Man » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:56 am

Crashman. Thats one heck of a task, presume you have been through this site.

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/dbl ... =G&page=57" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Poss help if I know which one's you already have.

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by crashman » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:32 am

Thats not one i have seen before, so many thanks for that :clap:

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by StuBie » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:11 am

WW2 stuff starts around page 75 on that site.

HTH
BECAUSE TYPING IN LOWER CASE WOULD BE EASY.............

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by mikesten » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:29 pm

Have you got a copy of "Broken Wings" by JJ Halley, published by Air-Britain? Expensive but worthwhile.
I have a vague recollection of the Hunter incident - didn't they run out of fuel near West Raynham? I'll have a dig round and get back to you!

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by crashman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:51 pm

That book is not one i have seen i will look for a copy Thanks, i believe the hunters were trying to get in at west raynham and ran out of fuel near swaffham. i would really like to know where they came down.
Thanks

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by mikesten » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:23 pm

http://www.pprune.org/aviation-history- ... 956-a.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The link above has some valuable information I think you may be interested in.
A bitter irony for me is that I have only just tonight realised my late father was stationed at the Central Fighter Establishment at West Raynham when this happened. Sadly he's no longer with us so I can't ask him about it. It was his first posting after training, he and my Mum lived in King's Lynn.

Anyway. hope it helps!

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by crashman » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:24 am

mikesten wrote:http://www.pprune.org/aviation-history- ... 956-a.html

The link above has some valuable information I think you may be interested in.
A bitter irony for me is that I have only just tonight realised my late father was stationed at the Central Fighter Establishment at West Raynham when this happened. Sadly he's no longer with us so I can't ask him about it. It was his first posting after training, he and my Mum lived in King's Lynn.

Anyway. hope it helps!
Thats great thanks, lots of intresting information on there, if anyone has any other Norfolk crash stories or sites please let me know.

Crash

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by Gadget Man » Sun May 01, 2011 8:44 pm

Crashman. Don't know if you have got this crash.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/service_rem ... t_1_880695" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I can't remember it.

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by crashman » Sun May 01, 2011 9:13 pm

no i hadnt seen that before, many thanks :thumb:

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by mr stihl » Sun May 01, 2011 9:44 pm

Gadget Man wrote:Crashman. Don't know if you have got this crash.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/service_rem ... t_1_880695" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I can't remember it.
Hi GM wish i'd of known about this I could of gone along. 21 years ago heck cant believe that seems like yesterday seeing the capsule punch out and the subsequent fireball. Did you know the nosewheel landing gear ended up in someones living room? :Oops: Cheers for the link. Matt

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by crashman » Mon May 02, 2011 9:24 am

The only F111 crash in norfolk i knew about was the one at Methwold, i belive it was hit by lightning.

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by mcduff » Sun May 06, 2012 10:35 am

JHi, have some details of midair collision of Victor and Canberra over Holt.
Cheers........McDuffh

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by jakdaw » Sun May 06, 2012 11:22 am

Sorry only just noticed this thread, have you seen the series of books by Merv Hambling called norfolk Crash Diaries 1939-40, 1941 & 1942 (three books). A5 size books published mid 90s lists all Norfolk Crashes for those years includes basic info date, serial, unit, where & brief description. Nice set, dont know if he published any more in the series beyond these.

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by crashman » Wed May 09, 2012 10:56 am

jakdaw wrote:Sorry only just noticed this thread, have you seen the series of books by Merv Hambling called norfolk Crash Diaries 1939-40, 1941 & 1942 (three books). A5 size books published mid 90s lists all Norfolk Crashes for those years includes basic info date, serial, unit, where & brief description. Nice set, dont know if he published any more in the series beyond these.
I have got copies of these books, he also did one on USAAF crash sites, really good books but thanks for the help :)

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by Dutch » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:29 pm

Hi crashman

I am trying to locate crash sites myself, can you help?
if so my e-mail is ge2dutch@googlemail.com

thanks Dutch

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by crashman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:48 am

Dutch wrote:Hi crashman

I am trying to locate crash sites myself, can you help?
if so my e-mail is ge2dutch@googlemail.com

thanks Dutch

Anything in particular your looking for ?

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by landrover man » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:40 pm

Hi Crashman re the Hunters crashing, my uncle remembers one of them coming down in a field just off the Marham landing ground and the pilot being retrieved by a farmworker on a tractor!

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Re: Norfolk Crash sites 1939-now

Post by Dan214sqn » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:04 pm

i recovered my uncles crash site in Oulton, flying with 214sqn march 2011

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