British Fighter May Have Stopped German Bomb Run On Buckingham
Palace In WWII
As the Battle of Britain raged at its worst during World War II,
British Hurricane pilot Ray Holmes faced a terrible choice. He was
out of ammunition and had spotted a German bomber headed for
Buckingham Palace in London.
His Hurricane sliced through the Dornier's empennage. The bomber
crashed into Victoria Station. Holmes' Hurricane slammed into
Buckingham Road, in London's city center, at almost 350 miles an
hour. It was pretty much buried under a water main. The road was
paved over and the wreckage never recovered.
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