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A plane crash in Morayshire

by BBC Scotland

Contributed by 
BBC Scotland
People in story: 
George Roy Collie
Location of story: 
Birnie, Morayshire
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A5828538
Contributed on: 
20 September 2005

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Allan Price, of BBC Scotland, on behalf of George Roy Collie and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

During the war, I lived at Nether Burnie Farm Cottages. On the other side of the river was Manbeen Aerodrome. I remember aircraft coming down and crashing — all the airmen were killed. One came down one night behind the farm. The planes were bombers and most of the sorties were to Norway.

The airforce personnel used to come and buy eggs etc from my mother. The used to swim in the river at the huge deep pool called the Shank House pool.

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