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    i am after any information/pictures about Wellington x3220 all i know is the Wellington crashed 16/7/41 and was excavated 23/9/84, reason i am interested after my nanna passed away i found a piece of wood with a bit of a propoganda leaflet stuck to it and on the back it says Fragment of Propoganda leaflet from the crash site of Wellington X3220 West Caistor, Norfolk crashed 16.7.41 Excavated 23.9.84 any information greatly appreciated, Thankyou very much

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    Hi,
    according to the AB RAF Serials book

    Wellington IC X3220, 40 Sq, Dived into ground 3 miles NNW of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 16.7.41 en route to Hamburg, possibly dazzled by searchlights.

    There is an older post on this forum:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...July-16th-1941

    And some pictures from 1984 here:
    http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...July-16th-1941

    Other details can be found also here:
    http://www.backtonormandy.org/the-hi...941-07-17.html
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43688219@N00/2436579179/
    http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/r...tails?MNF19690

    HTH

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    I don't know much about it, the excavation was carried out by a team from RAF EOD after one of the local enthusiast groups was turned down on the basis that ordnance was believed to still be present. The landowner is reported as requesting that the site be cleared hence the EOD involvement. They recovered a quantity of wreckage to RAF Wittering where it was destroyed as being 'unrecognisable', which is almost certainly wasn't to someone who knew what they were looking at.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    thankyou so much! xx

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