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Battle of Britain ME110 unearthed in dorset.

Article about: As per link .... ME110 unearthed in Dorset. Archaeologists find remains of German Messerchmitt downed during Battle of Britain dogfight | Culture24 Gary J.

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    Thumbs up Battle of Britain ME110 unearthed in dorset.


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    How interesting! It clears up a childhood mystery for me. My late maternal grandmother farmed at Winfrith Newburgh which extended to Lulworth and as kids visiting during the summer holidays we would often find spent brass cannon shells in her farmhouse garden after it was rotavated, she said they were from dog-fights that they watched during the Battle of Britain. Now I know it was not just a story. Thanks for posting Gary.
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    There are combat reports that suggest both the crews mentioned in the article crashed in the Channel, both being two miles west of Bournemouth at approximately 11.50 a.m. but each could be contenders as records are often rather inaccurate. Other possibilities are a Bf 110 C-4 of 14/LG1 shot down in the same area off the coast of Bournemouth, Lt Werner and Gefr. Klemm missing, a Bf 110 D of 15/LG1 thought lost again near Bournemouth both crew missing and another from that same unit that was shot down over Lulworth at 12.35 p.m., both Uffz. Schuemichen and Obgergefr. Giglhuber baling out to be captured. This aircraft is thought to have come down on Swalland Farm, Kimmeridge, and was partially excavated in 1960 by the 'authorities assisted by enthusiasts'.

    Although not mentioned, perhaps data plates may have been recovered to confirm the I.D.??

    With the vagaries of records during combat being especially unreliable in many cases, it may be any of these aircraft, unless there's more up to date evidence available to the diggers than I have access to, which is entirely possible if not probable!

    Regards, Ned.
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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
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    Thanks for the link, I will watch this with great interest!

    Nick
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    As an ex-Dorset resident myself I find this news to be more than fascinating!

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    As an ex-Dorset resident myself I find this news to be more than fascinating!
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    also missing in that area is Goering's nephew in a ME110.

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    Hi Guys

    I was on the dig

    Perce

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    Quote by perce View Post
    Hi Guys

    I was on the dig

    Perce

    As one Wulfrunian to another Perce, may I be so bold to ask you to elucidate?
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hello Perce, you can't leave us hanging on like that!

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