The Blackbrook Bomber Exhibition

Dorking Museum and the National Trust are presented an exhibition on The Blackbrook Bomber. The exhibition ran from May 3rd – August 28th 2013.

Junkers Ju 88
Junkers Ju 88

The Exhibition told the story of the Junkers Ju 88 that was shot down and crashed on Blackbrook near Dorking on March 14th 1944.

Junkers Excavation on Holmwood Common
Junkers Excavation on Holmwood Common

The plane remained where it fell for many years. Several digs were organised to remove items from the plane. In 2012 The National Trust mounted a dig to try and remove everything that was left of the plane.

National Trust & Dorking Museum inspect the plane
Sam from National Trust & Julie from Dorking Museum inspect the plane

Using oral histories, photographs and artefacts lent to us by local people, we have pieced together biographies of the German crew, and of the British crew that shot it down, and of the plane itself – tracing its activity from manufacture in 1942 throughout its working life. The exhibition will combine all new explanatory panels, original artefacts from the crash site, oral history, and models of the aircraft. It includes the automatic hand gun that was taken from the scene on the day after the crash.

For more information on the contents of the Exhibition, please click on each link.

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