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    Might be a load of bulls...

    Whilst on farce book on one of the aircraft threads, A JU88 was mentioned to be in a pond at Woodbridge airbase and can be seen when the water is low.....
    Any thoughts???

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    Last edited by TonyT; 11th September 2017 at 22:03.

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    Maybe they pushed this one into it after it mistakenly landed there and was captured - the report here makes interesting reading - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...woodbridge.pdf

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    Maybe it's that large 'pond' to the east?

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    Apart from the emergency fire tank to the north west, there is 2,1 to the west and oblong shape and a squarish one to the east. Google maps has not got the clarity but if you switch to terrain mode, they appear.

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    A Ju 88 did land at Woodbridge on the 13th July 1944, apparently because the pilot was badly lost and thought he was near Berlin (lol?). As such he made a conventional, dry, landing.

    I think an intact JU88, visible when the water was low in this pond, would be widely known about. Having said that, a Ju 88 was shot down on the 25th of June 1944 "at Wantisden Heath, 2 miles from Woodbridge", and maybe the aircraft came down in water there?

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    Maybe?

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    I did find a few shipwrecks lol just off Mistley in the river stour

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    I was assigned to the command staff at Bentwaters/Woodbridge in the 80s and learned a great deal of its history, but that's a new story for me.
    Hardly conclusive I know, but if it was/is there, it certainly wasn't well known.
    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meddle
    Having said that, a Ju 88 was shot down on the 25th of June 1944 "at Wantisden Heath, 2 miles from Woodbridge", and maybe the aircraft came down in water there?
    Maybe it made its own pond when it came down?
    Martin

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    Hi All,
    The Woodbridge JU88 ended up being scrapped in 45 sadly (Apendix 1 Top aircraft) Ref from our own Andy Saunders book Arrival Of Eagles.. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...ealand&f=false

    This radio broadcast hosted by Michael Portillo featuring the story of the Woodbridge JU88 is quite a good and interesting listen...

    http://aircrewremembered.com/Videos/...dgeJunkers.mp3

    Geoff.
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    The G-1 became TP190 in the RAF and was scrapped after storage at Sealand with no 47 MU

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    Well an unlikely possibility then!.
    However close to where I live in hopwood reservoir south of Birmingham,rumour has it a "twin engined aircraft" is in there.
    A chap who used to scuba dive did say there is one as he has seen it whilst diving.
    I do know of 2 Wellingtons and an HE111 nearby as ground crashes so they are ruled out.
    Interweb has drew a blank...

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