Woolwich & Districts
- September 1940
a daylight raid in the Battle
of Britain a dogfight was overhead and suddenly we saw an
aircraft starting to fall. I was sure it was enemy; my father
had different opinions. It turned out to be a Me109 with a yellow
nose, on fire and falling. As it got lower something left the
aircraft, which apparently was the pilot, but unfortunately
he was too low and his chute failed to open.
aircraft crashed on Plumstead Common; I believe it hit a row
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