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WW2 Plane 25 miles off Spurn point

Discussion in 'Shipwrecks' started by rick stevens, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. rick stevens

    rick stevens Member

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    Would anyone know the exact location of a Heinkell 111 Bomber that was downed around 25 miles off Spurn point in 1940?

    A couple of us have been doing some research on it, would be nice to actually see it if it can be located, and is divable.

    cheers

    Rick
     
  2. Bobco

    Bobco Active Member

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    I would love to know that myself, so will await replies with interest
     
  3. mala

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    1940?

    the one in june crashed into the sea at high speed and all crew where killed indicating that whats left will be in little bits and pieces.

    there was one in july where the 4 crewmen survived-dont know if they bailed or ditched.
    If they ditched the wreck will be quite intact.
     
  4. MK_Stu

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    The 111H is asymetric with big engines, large scoop air intakes and looks very nose heavy - having been shot down it seems unlikely that it could have been ditched without breaking up.

    The one which was shot down on 11 July 1940 was shot down by three Spitfires (616 Sqdn) there are a lot of aircraft in the water around that part of the coast. There is a web site which lists aircraft accidents in Yorkshire which includes all the WWII stuff.

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    You have probably seen this

    http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/insea/tablesea.html

    Having a look at it there are half a dozen HE111s (including another 25m East of Spurn Head (9/8/41) and a few J88s (which would be a better bet for ditching)

    Also an F15 25m East of Spurn Head and in the area virtually a Squadron of Tornados!
     
  5. alexdbarrett

    alexdbarrett Guest

    Interesting idea. I feel some home work coming on.
    Is there anyone in the area with a suitable boat to dive some of the known sites and aircraft?
    Or
    Know a chap with a boat who does trips to the site?
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. rick stevens

    rick stevens Member

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    It was shot down by 616 squadron on 1st July 1940, all crewmen survived and were picked up by HMS Black Swan, The plane serial number was 5J+EL
     
  7. indyblade

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    don't know whether this is any good http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/insea/tablesea.html

    tony
     
  8. Suggsy

    Suggsy Banned

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    Maybe this is of use?

    http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/insea/tablesea.html
    :D:D:D:D
     
  9. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    How about; http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/insea/tablesea.html
    Any good? :tongue:
     
  10. indyblade

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    OK so I don't read all the posts properly, who gives a fcuk anyway

    tony
     

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