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9 March 2013

8th Mar 1943: aircraft down, bought herrings

Dornier 217 used for reconnaissance and
as a night fighter and bomber. (Wikipedia)
8 Mon. Rather cold, bright, clear sunny day; chilly wind. Warning at 12.30 a.m. Enemy aircraft came from S.W. continued northwards where it came under slight dispersed shell fire, turned south over here, local guns fired many rounds, then steered towards centre of London but ran into a storm of shells which made it made it turn back and make off S.E. for home, but it was hit and came down in flames at Addiscombe. It was a Dornier 217. All clear at 1.17 a.m. To Morden to buy herrings also other shopping locally.


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