March 13 1941

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Title

March 13 1941

Description

A brief account of the shooting down of Harry Redgrave's Manchester aircraft over Lincoln by a fighter. It states that four of the crew were killed and two injured when it crashed. Concludes with the statement 'There was doubt whether the fighter was British or German.'

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Georgie Donaldson

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

One typewritten sheet

Language

Identifier

MRedgraveHC743047-151002-08

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

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March 13 1941.

On the night of March 13, 1941, shortly after the alert had sounded at 20.43, an air battle took place over the city and a British bomber was brought down.
A fighter plane dived on a bomber which was flying from east to west over the south part of the city. A thrilling action was watched by thousands of people.
The fighter steadied behind the bomber and fired three bursts of machine gun bullets into it. The bomber, which was carrying lights, did not reply, but quickly lost height and crashed at Whisby Moor.
Four of the crew of the plane, a Manchester, were killed and two injured.
There was doubt whether the fighter was British or German.
End

Citation

“March 13 1941,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16016.

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