MSO7938 - World War Two aircraft crash site on Porlock Beach (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
SS 877482. A German Junkers 88 fighter bomber was shot down and crash-landed on Porlock Beach (near New Works) during the Battle of Britain on September 27th 1940. It was seen lying at low water mark near Redsands (location not ascertained) by local author Dennis Corner.  The plane had been carrying highly sophisticated photographic equipment in order to photograph the dock gates of the Manchester Ship Canal and had been chased from the Bristol area by three spitfires (final credit went to Pilot Officer Eric Mars of 152 Squadron). 
- <1> SEM7093 Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. P. 73-75.
- <2> SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 November 1994.
- <3> SEM6715 Report: McDonnell, R.. 1995. Porlock Bay and Marsh: A Rapid Preliminary Assessment of the Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Resource. P. 25.
|Grid reference||SS 877 481 (point)|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=957704 (Original Monarch entry: 957704)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MEM15230
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10290
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE59
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 957704
- Somerset SMR PRN: 18076
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May 4 2016 4:48PM
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