Warton Marsh 1944

On 29th November 1944 a large force of brand-new Douglas A-26 Invaders were taking off from Base Air Depot 2, Warton, bound for the 409th Bomb Group, 9th USAAF base at Bretigny, France

Two of the planes 43-22298 and 43-22336 collided in mid-air whilst joining the formation. The aircraft then crashed on Warton Marsh, where they remain to this day buried under the mud and grass. There were no survivors.

taken in 1955?

A German Junkers 88 was shot down over the Ribble estuary on 7th April 1941; the JU88 crashed on Banks Marsh (near Southport) and the German pilot landed with his parachute on mudflats off Lytham windmill, shouted for help and was rescued, made POW and taken to Lytham Hospital where he had his injured arm operated on.

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