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An Aeroplane In The Street

An Aeroplane In The Street

Fred Brunskill tells us:”The plane was indeed German and I believe it was Messerschidt and was displayed in the town for some weeks on behalf of the War Savings Association to help with the War Effort. It is seen here parked in Dundas Street and the shop attracting much attention was a ladies outfitters… Not sure of the year but Bon Marche had that shop for many years.”

Thanks to Fred for the update.

6 comments to An Aeroplane In The Street

  • i wonder if it was one of the few planes that crash landed on the beach, i have a pic of one that crashed at marske but it doesnt look like the same plane and the one in your pic doesnt look damaged. Didnt the RFC have a landing strip in Marske in ww1, maybe it was something to do with that.

  • Didnt the RFC have a landing strip in Marske in ww1, maybe it was something to do with that.

  • The Bristol M1C Monoplane, (The Red Devil), was first flown from this RFC base, wonder if it was that?

  • Paul Clarke

    I think it is one of the ‘Jewel Streets’ but not sure which one. Could be one opposite the station as the photo was taken from a height, Emerald or Diamond?, around that area. With the struts under the tail, the square top of the cockpit cover and the opening in the front of the propeller nose cone, it could be a Messerschmitt Bf 109. By the look of the propeller blades and the undercarriage the left wheel (as you look at it) has collapsed and only caused minor damage to the propeller and wing while trying to land.

  • eric johnson

    i believe this to be an 1939/45 war photo,the aircraft looks like an german messerschmidt 109 fighter. crash landed from the look of the bent prop shafts. and put on display. with two poles holding up the wing tips, the bracing struts on the tailplane and hole in the propellor boss for the 20 mm cannon are clues. location somewhere in this country.

  • Fred Brunskill

    The plane was indeed German and I believe it was Messerschidt and was displayed in the town for some weeks on behalf of the War Savings Association to help with the War Effort. It is seen here parked in Dundas Street and the shop attracting much attention was a ladies outfitters… Not sure of the year but Bon Marche had that shop for many years.

    Earlier in July of 1919 the town was presented with a German tank in recognition of the monies subscribed to the War effort. This for many years stood at the end of the High Street before being moved opposite, what is now,the Stray Cafe

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