Parish Notes

Dornier crash, 1942
In the Aviation Museum, Bamburgh Castle, is a relic of Dornier Do 217 E-4 U5+BD of Stab 111/KG2 which was shot down into the sea off Blyth on 24th February 1942 by the crew of a Beaufighter from RAF Acklington.

MIA 16 February, 1942 after aerial combat with a Beaufighter of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by F/O James G. Benson, crashing into the sea four miles east of Blyth. The crew, none of whom were found, were:
Leutnant K. Pellar;
The Christian name was Konrad. Awarded Bomber Operational Clasp.
Major K. Klostermann;
The Christian name was Gerhard, not a K. Awarded Bomber Operational Clasp.
Feldwebel H. Goggerle;
The Christian name was Hans, wireless operator.
Unteroffizier J. Uhl.
The Christian name was Josef, mechanic.
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