Guisborough Moor

Actually taken from Codhill Heights looking north towards Potters Ridge but all part of the great expanse that is Guisborough Moor.

On 31 Mar. 1941, the Times reported that the Air Ministry and Ministry of Home Security had issued a communiqué1“Two Junkers Down.” Times, 31 Mar. 1941, p. 4. The Times Digital Archive, link-gale-com.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/apps/doc/CS69023871/GDCS?u=ed_itw&sid=GDCS&xid=4f2656af. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.:

Though there has been some activity off the east and west coasts during the day, few enemy aircraft have flown inland. Bombs have been dropped in northern Scotland and southern England. In neither case have any casualties or damage been reported.

An enemy bomber was shot down near Middlesbrough this afternoon by our fighters.

The bomber brought down yesterday was a Junkers 88, and it crashed on the Guisborough Moors. The crew, believed to number four, were killed. The body of one was found a quarter of a mile away and the others perished in the burning wreckage.

Another Junkers 88 was destroyed over the North Sea on Saturday afternoon by a Coastal Command Blenheim.

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    “Two Junkers Down.” Times, 31 Mar. 1941, p. 4. The Times Digital Archive, link-gale-com.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/apps/doc/CS69023871/GDCS?u=ed_itw&sid=GDCS&xid=4f2656af. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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