Is there a website or list anywhere that chronicles German aircraft downed during the war in the Birmingham area -- locations of where they crashed?
Not sure which post you are responding to Don? Do you have any further information about a downed German plane and where was this?Was it 1977 that hot summer with Ladybirds i did all my courting around Earlswood in my motorbike days i recall they found a crashed german plane?
No Bernard i know it was the early 70s the water level on the lakes had fallen no aircraft found in water but what was found was police matter i was working on a building site at Drakes Cross the lorry drivers visting that site told use that a German plane had been found at Earlswood they had bits of the plane in there cabs which i now have but they are mixed up with other German plane bits i dug up at a ex Luftwaffe airfield i was based at i have just spoke to my good lady we still have them buried in one of the outhouses may be the story was hearsay these drivers were charaters sorry i can not help you more .Not sure which post you are responding to Don? Do you have any further information about a downed German plane and where was this?
norfolk brummie, you're like a breath of fresh air !I have no idea of "downed" German aircraft, but I do remember, early in the war, seeing a captured Messerschmitt 109 fighter plane on display outside the Hall of Memory in Broad Street. Large crowds saw it and it was displayed, I believe, to raise money for War Bonds. I remember that the plane looked in pretty good condition. Later during the war they also displayed a Lancaster bomber at the same venue.
Funnily enough Bernard, (I hope I can get this in OK), I recently found a clipping from one of the Brum newspapers, I do't know what year it's from but it's of interest anyway.Thanks Don - I have checked to see if my memory was correct about the incident and you have the year bang on. A body was found but as it was nothing to do with the Luftwaffe I will forward it to you by Private Message.