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WWII

WWII in Battle, East Sussex

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Julia Bolton Holloway
28 Jun 2009

Does anyone know the date the flying bomb exploded above the house then called Rosemount in Westfield Lane?
Julia Bolton Holloway

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Jack Barry
14 Sep 2005

Hi Helen,
Your Dad was in the
8th Recce stationed
in Battle during WWII. I know that they entered
Battle Abbey on 01-12-41
and part were at Normanhurst [prisoners of war] in Battle.Do you know
the date your Dad left Battle?

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Jack Barry
2 Jan 2005

I was stationed in England
with the Royal Canadian
engineers during WWII. I had military business with a unit stationed at Battle
Abbey approx. 1943/44.
On the road to Battle, 2
low-flying German planes
passed overhead, shortly
after there was an explosion. On entering
Battle, a direct hit had
demolished 1 home and
the 2nd bomb had not exploded and skidded
towards the gatehouse
of the ABBEY. The information I am looking
for:-
1. The date of the bombing.
2. The name of the unit
stationed at Battle Abbey.
3. A map of Battle at that
time
This information will be used for a paper at a
Veterans Club

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