Could Luftwaffe remains find a home at air museum in county?
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The remains of a Luftwaffe bomber found on a Norfolk beach could find a home at an air museum in the county.
Chris Gleadell dug out what is thought to be what's left of a Junkers Ju 88 that crashed on the beach about a mile west of Sheringham after aborting a bombing raid on Liverpool on May 3, 1941.
Mr Gleadell, of Sheringham, said he discovered the remains after almost tripping over a cog and other parts sticking out of the sand last week.
Afterwards, he said it would be 'nice to see it in a local museum'.
Esther Morgan, from Norfolk Museums Service, said today: 'I've had a chat to Kate Thaxton, curator of the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum (RNRM), which is part of the museums service).
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'She advised that the collecting policy for the RNRM is for material that relates directly to the regiment so this wouldn't qualify. We don't think there's another Museums Service collection it would obviously be relevant to, but Kate thought it might find a home in one of the many air museums scattered through the county as it's an interesting find.'
Mr Gleadell said the remains would be covered by the sea in the next few weeks, but they might be visible again for a couple of days in October.
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He believes the remains are the bomber's right-hand wing engine.