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Lost Jerry Aircraft , Landing Craft and U-Boats
There are 5 messages in this section.

Wullie from Sauchie. Posted 19 May 2003.
Being a farmer I saw a couple of lost and damaged Mescherschmitts going down, one over Sauchie and another had to ditch in the Forth after a raid on the poor people of Clydebank, also our local women were building the landing craft that were due to play a major role in the Normandy assault in SOUTH ALLOA of all things have changed, most locals around here don't know where South Alloa is let alone the vital role the Wee Coontie's women and the South Alloa connection played in such a historical event.
John Fraser from New Zealand. Posted 17 Jun 2003.
Wullie eh ken whar it is, its in CLACKMANNANSHIRE, Whit a mooth full fer a wee place, But its a bonnie wee place,When eh come hame eh always go tay POMPEE ROAD, Yeh kin see the hill fay there, eh love it, but eh think Dundee is bonnier, have a nice day

Ruth from Alloa. Posted 29 Jul 2003.
I'm creating a local history presentation for children. I am currently writing a section on Clackmannanshire and WWI, especially the role of women, could you tell me anything more about the role of women in creating landing craft for the Normandy assault?

john anderson from Alloa. Posted 11 May 2004.
Also on the note of the downed german plane in the Forth, it came down behind the Harlands which was an engineering factory building parts for sea planes. My father's first job was rivoting the floats for the planes, also the downed Mescherschmitt was recovered and parts of it were transported around on a horse and cart by some man potten i believe.
It was displayed around some of the schools of Clacmannanshire as seen by many children of the area{for a small fee}.

Jack Roxburgh from Greenock. Posted 1 Jul 2004.
It's highly unlikely that Central Scotland would be within the range of Messerschmidt fighters. The downed aircraft were more likely to be Heinkel He111 or Junkers Ju88.

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