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War Time Memories Around Saxilby 8

by CSV Action Desk/BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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CSV Action Desk/BBC Radio Lincolnshire
People in story: 
George Henry Tyson
Location of story: 
Saxilby area, Lincs
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4969696
Contributed on: 
11 August 2005

Just down the road from where I live now, at Broadholme, I remember a plane crashing minutes before reaching Scampton on a return journey from a night raid.

The Army searchlight had to lace poles in fields around our airfields to stop German planes landing. It was a good idea but meant that our boys coming back in trouble also couldn't land.

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