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1944 Metfield Bomb

1944

The American Air Museum at IWM Duxford are looking for living witnesses to the Metfield bomb dump explosion on 15 July 1944.

The explosion, heard several miles away, left five people dead and an air base in shock. If you know anyone who witnessed the explosion or talked to American airmen in the aftermath of the incident, the museum would love to hear from you. The hope is that future visitors to the museum will encounter the stories of witnesses as they approach the M5 bomb trailer that is on display in the AAM.
Please contact the project’s Research Officer, Lucy Maxwell, at lmaxwell@iwm.org.uk with any information.

 

The event is recorded in oral history interviews at Norwich Castle are recorded by Dick Wickham for ‘The War At My Door, who died recently. The three people whom Dick interviewed – Mrs Mary Hovells, David Bacon and John Goldsmith – are proving hard to track down - Can anyone help?


The photograph is one from Roger Freeman’s collection.

If you have any information, please contact the IWM details below

IWM Duxford
+44 (0)1223 497 533

http://www.iwm.org.uk/
http://projects.americanairmuseum.com/

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