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- Lodge Wood, Near Lilleshall, Shropshire
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- 19 July 2005
I remember it was very rare to see planes flying around over here. There was one that crashed they said over in Lodge Wood. That’s near Lilleshall.
There was a rumour that at Oakengates where the Residential home (Cartlidge House) is, there was a great big mound, and they had a lot of volunteers of all nationalities working on that mound to remove it. It was said that one German who had worked there, piloted that plane and he crashed in the wood so as not to land on the village.
But no, there weren’t many planes, you could hear the bombers going over. I never saw them but you could hear them going over.
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