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Luftwaffe Bomber Kilpatrick hill
There are 6 messages in this section.

Allan Martin from Clydebank. Posted 22 Jun 2004.
For years myself and my brother would look for a bomber that had crashed in the Kilpatrick hills.
Does anyone know if this is a myth?
   
Eddie Cowie from Twechar. Posted 3 Jun 2005.
I believe the bomber u talk of was a heinkel 111, shot down on March 13 1941 by AA flak guns at Bishopbriggs. The plane crashed in the Campsies, near Lennoxtown, I believe.The pilots are buried in Lennoxtown.

Jim Ferns from Lennoxtown. Posted 29 Nov 2005.
A junkers JU88 bomber crashed in Lennox forest in 1941 after being pursued and brought down by an allied fighter. The german aircraft was attacking the nobel explosives works at Ardeer, Ayrshire. Two crewmen were killed and two captured after bailing out.

John Corson from Lennoxtown. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
There is a file kept in Lennoxtown Library behind the desk which has at least 2 references to the downed bomber.From memory,one is minutes from a council meeting and the other is about the minister who refused to have swastikas on display at the burial of the airmen.I think both extracts were from the Kirkie Herald.

Eddie Cowie from Twechar. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
It wasnt a JU88 mate,thats a short range 2 seater dive bomber,it was a bigger plane an HE111 bomber,and as it was a night raid,no fighters were in the air this early in the war I think,most probably ( on record as being ) hit by Anti Air Batteries.

duffy from U.S.A. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
I was born in lennoxtown just before the war and the plne you speak of did hit the Campsies. The pilot was buried in the graveyard behind the High Kirk




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