WW2 German aircraft crash Blandford St.Mary, Dorset

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good morning, does anyone have any information on a German aircraft crash during WW2 in the village of Blandford St.Mary, Dorset? I can't find anything 'on the net' many thanks, Dave
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I found mention of a Stirling and a Typhoon crashing in the Blandford area. Haven't seen anything Luftwaffe related yet. Any further clues?

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Dave Nearest I can find at the moment is this one at Sturminster Marshall He 111H-3, 1G+AC of Stab.II/KG 27 Shot down returning from a mission to Bristol Docks (possibly intercepted at 00.19 hrs by a Hurricane of 87 Squadron). Crew all baled out. Aircraft crashed 02.00 hrs at Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne, Dorset. From this site http://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/bhr/Main/ww2/8.htm Richard

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no, the only clue is a battered saddle drum with a note saying that it came from the Down House Estate, Blandford St Mary Dave

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thank you Richard, that is so close to Blandford St Mary but I don't think the estate would have stretched that far. But I will bear it in mind as the label may not be totally accurate if it wasn't written at the time the item was unearthed, the details of the crash would be accurate. many thanks, Dave
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These are the closest to Blandford, many more beyond 5/6 miles 21-7-40 780/5F+OM Do 17M 4(F)/14 s/d by 238 Sq and cr at Nutford Farm - 1 mile NNE of Blandford St Mary 27-9-40 3378/S9+DH Bf.110D-3 2Staffel-Epr/GR210 s/d and cr Busseys Stool Farm,Tarrant Gunville at 1200 hrs, Pilot- Hptm Martin Lutz.2 killed . - 3 miles NE of Blandford 27-9-40 4270/S9-DK Bf.110D-3 Epr/GR210 S/d and forced landing at The Beeches ,Preston Hill Iwerne minster Pilot Fw Friedrich Ebner - 4 miles north of Blandford From http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html
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The 1-7-40 Do17m is the nearest - about 1.5 miles NNE...Just outside Blandford Forum.
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A couple of notes to add Down House was about 1 mile west of Blandford St Mary and estates of the day could well encompass many farms in the surrounding area, so a farm a couple of miles away could well be still part of the 'Estate' Andy Saunders has a pic of the Do 17 at Nutford Farm in his book Luftwaffe Bombers in the Battle of Britain The link below should take you to the correct page to vie the pic https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TdGwBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=%22nutford+farm%22,+Blandford+do+17&source=bl&ots=18uAnHdff2&sig=ACfU3U0X2WiLm6RqrBefLTZK7MQ069_oSQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjmuOnw9b3hAhXIJVAKHb_wCqg4ChDoATABegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=%22nutford%20farm%22%2C%20Blandford%20do%2017&f=false