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Heinkel He-111 8747 Relic

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Heinkel He-111 8747.

This aircraft was shot down by a Blenheim of 23 sqdn and was forced to ditch just off shore at Norfolk.

All of the crew was captured.

The wreck remained off shore until 1969 when it was blown up as it was considered a hazard to navigation.

In the picture you can see the hydraulic ram for the tailwheel.

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What a waste, other wrecks have been recovered and restored. Do you have any further info on this aircraft?

 

Have now just discovered following information:

From: forum.keypublishing.com / aircraft-crashes

 

Quote:

I think that this is Heinkel He 111H-4 of StabII/KG4 on 19/06/40.

 

Shot down by No.23 Sqn at 00:50 hrs and diched into the North Sea just off The Hood at Cley-next-the-sea, Norfolk. The wreck was blown up in 1969 on orders of Trinity House as a danger to navigation.

Regards

Ross

One further comment:

I live in Cley and as a boy I remember one resident recalling the plane crash landing on the beach and saying that when the pilot was taken prisoner by the army he was asked "Do you know where you are?" "Of course" replied the pilot; "I went to Greshams school near Holt".

 

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N.B.: Loss lists for KG 4 are not complete, as many of the records, esp. the earlier ones, did not survive WWII, lost or destroyed. These can be seen in the history of KG4 as “Kampfgeschwader Genral Wever 4” by Karl Gundelach, published By Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart, 1978

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Hi Ross

The hydraulic ram was part of the HEINKEL HE-111 11/KG4 on 19/6/40.

The only other information I have is that it was shot down by f/l Duke-Woolley.

In the picture is the paperwork that came with the part.

As you say what a waste to blow it up.

Regards

Nelson

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post-37746-0-98692500-1457278807_thumb.jpgJust found this part in collection, I don't know what it is or what it did

all I can say is it came out of the same Heinkel.

 

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attachicon.gifDSCN1311.JPGJust found this part in collection, I don't know what it is or what it did

all I can say is it came out of the same Heinkel.

 

I think it is a capacitor

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Hi Greg

Thanks for the information

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