The Blackbrook Bomber Temporary Exhibition

Dorking Museum and the National Trust are proud to present a new exhibition on The Blackbrook Bomber. The exhibition runs from May 3rd – August 28th 2013.

Junkers Ju 88

Junkers Ju 88

The Exhibition tells 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

National Trust & 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.

 

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