Wednesday, 15 February 2012
HE-111 N0 2989 ,Widnes,Liverpool
Heinkel 111 n0 2989 G1+CP Crashed on the 12/3/41 On this field in Widnes,Liverpool the aircraft had taken part in a raid on the docks at Birkenhead but was intercepted by Hurricane V7752 from 96 Sqn Piloted by Sergeant Robin McNair!
Badly damaged the bomber fell and after contacting with a barrage balloon on Ditton Road crashed in a field next to the old I.C.I recreation ground , McNair just made it back to R.A.F Cranage ,running out of fuel on the runway !
Pilot Karl Single
Observer Wolf Berlin
W/O Xavier Diem
All survived and were captured but,
Gunner Heinrich-Johann Ludwinski
Flight Mechanic / Gunner Leonhard Kuznik
Were lost in the crash!
The site is now a rugby field and there is little chance of any remains given the amount of diggers/magpies that have been here! sad that there is nothing save a small plaque to Sgt McNair [supposedly nearby but I couldn't find it ?] to remind people and as far as I can tell no remains are on show from any of the 'saved for the nation ' finds, again !!.