Spitfire Vb W3830 of 234 Squadron crash landed in Alderney

Spitfire Vb W3830 of 234 Squadron from RAF Warmwell in Dorset was on a shipping reconnaissance mission in the late afternoon on 2nd November 1941. During an attack on a wireless station in Northern France, he developed engine trouble and crash landed on Longis Common in Alderney. The pilot, an American, was P/O Bernard William Meyer.
The engine was ripped out of the air frame because he landed in a nose down position. He was wounded, but treated by a German doctor in hospital. The Spitfire was recovered and shipped to France by boat from Braye Harbour, and Meyer eventually ended up in Stalag Luft III

Location: Longis Common Alderney

Photographer: Image courtesy of Tim Osborne

Spitfire Vb W3830 of 234 Squadron crash landed in Alderney
Spitfire Vb W3830 of 234 Squadron crash landed in Alderney

Spitfire Vb W3830 of 234 Squadron from RAF Warmwell in Dorset was on a shipping reconnaissance mission in the late afternoon on 2nd November 1941. During an attack on a wireless station in Northern France, he developed engine trouble and crash landed on Longis Common in Alderney. The pilot, an American, was P/O Bernard William Meyer.
The engine was ripped out of the air frame because he landed in a nose down position. He was wounded, but treated by a German doctor in hospital. The Spitfire was recovered and shipped to France by boat from Braye Harbour, and Meyer eventually ended up in Stalag Luft III

Location: Longis Common Alderney

Photographer: Image courtesy of Tim Osborne