Crashed WWII Nazi War Plane In Norfolk Beach Is Dug Out By Elderly Resident Using A 99P Spade
The battle of Britain was not fought with superior British aircraft technology but by sheer blood and guts and the indomitable spirit of the Brits. Even while London was being bombed, Churchill’s words were being enacted out over land, sea, and skies. The battle of Britain was an aerial battle that has etched its place in history as the RAF (Royal Air Force) led by the little Spitfire maneuvered and fought valiantly against the much more advanced Messerschmitt of the German Luftwaffe. As a result of the frequent dogfights over England, several planes crashed and landed in various part of England. Some were too damaged beyond recognition, while others were salvaged as monuments or showpieces.
1Man finds German fighter aircraft in Norfolk
But there are quite a few who remain where they are and now and then someone happens to find them. One such luck man is Chris Gleadell who happened to found a German Bomber in Norfolk. In fact, he dug it up with a plastic spade. What do you make of that?
2He tripped on something in the sand and got the surprise of his life
Last week, Chris Gleadell 56 happened to be at the beach during low tide and decided to take a walk. He somehow tripped on something sticking out of the sand. When took a closer look he got the surprise of his life. It looked like a cog of an airplane.
3It was part of a German bomber
The cog happened to be part of the engine of what turned out to be the remains of a German fighter plane that crashed on the Norfolk beach in 1941. Gleadell then proceeded to dig it up with a 99p plastic spade.
4The aircraft had taken part in a raid on Liverpool
When Gleadell finished digging it out, he was amazed. The airplane turned out to be a Luftwaffe bomber that was most probably part of a raid on Liverpool but which may have been shot down by ack ack guns or a spitfire.