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    Default German Intruders over East Anglia Oct 1944

    Hi,

    Was there any German intruder activity over Norfolk / Suffolk on October 5th 1944?

    Any details welcome.

    Steve
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    Hi Steve,

    The only reference I could find was for the 5th October 1944 when a Heninkel He111H-16 was engaged in an air launched V1 developed engine trouble and ditched in the sea 50 miles off Great Yarmouth. The crew of Uffz T Schlick and Uffz W Kirchvogel missing. Uffz K Schultz, Uffz H Weber and Obergefr H Muller rescued from a dinghy and landed at Harwich the next day. The aircraft 5K+FS sank into the sea.

    This was from “The Blitz” Then and Now.

    Cheers,

    John.

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    Steve,

    From Michael J F Bowyer's, Air Raid! The Enemy Air Offensive against East Anglia 1939-45:

    A few intruders operated on 4/5 October (1944), APBs falling at Kesgrave (23:40) and Dereham (00:04) and a solitary 50 kg HE on New England Farm, Wickhambrook. Mainly Fw 190s dropped bombs in Suffolk and Essex on 6 October, Stowlangtoft Hall and Walsham le Willows each receiving one bomb at 20:25 while six HEs landed upon Great Ashfield.

    See:
    Air Raid! The Enemy Air Offensive against East Anglia 1939-45.
    Bowyer,Michael J F.
    Wellingborough:Patrick Stephens Ltd.,1986.
    p.286

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    Hi both,

    Thank you for the post. The reason I ask is that on return from an attack on a late evening attack against Saarbrucken on the October 5th. A number of 218 Squadron aircraft were warned of Intruders and the 'Marmalade' warning given, this was around 23:00 hours.

    Thanks again.

    Steve

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