Bristol Beaufighter wreck discovered on UK beach

A Bristol Beaufighter TF. X (Photo Crown Copyright)

Dog walkers recently discovered the wreck of a Bristol Beaufighter TF. X on the beaches near Cleethorpes, in the United-Kingdom.

The Royal Air Force Museum believes this wreck to be that of Beaufighter TF. X JM333 of the Royal Air Force’s No 254 Squadron, which crashed after a dual engine failure shortly after take-off from RAF North Coates on 21 April 1944. The two crew members involved survived the accident.

Authorities have asked the public not to come near the wreck, as local tides can be dangerous and live ammunition was found on site. The Royal Navy dispatched a demolition team to destroy the ammunition on location.


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    • William on June 2, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    …Authorities have asked the public not to come near the wreck… be honest with us the public – you just don’t want looters around…

    • James W on June 9, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    How about salvaging the one off Greece that in 95% intact instead of this 25% remaining of this rotted one ??

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