• Short Summary

    The wreckage of the Liberator bomber in which Joseph Kennedy--the elder brother of the late John F.

  • Description

    The wreckage of the Liberator bomber in which Joseph Kennedy--the elder brother of the late John F. Kennedy--died in 1944 has been found in the English countryside.

    Joseph Kennedy died when the aircraft in which he was flying exploded in the air prematurely over Saxmundham in Suffolk.

    It was packed with ten tons of explosives and was to have made a remotely-controlled attack on a German rocket launching site near Calais on the French coast.

    Joseph Kennedy and his crew were to have baled out after switching to radio control, but the four-engined bomber exploded before the could do so.

    SYNOPSIS: Calais in France was the destination of a Liberator bomber, laden with ten tons of bombs, before it exploded prematurely over the Suffolk countryside near Saxmundham. The 'plane was piloted by Joseph Kennedy, brother of the later American President John F. Kennedy. Now, directed by a police constable, Stewart Evans, documents and parts are being found.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9OU5I4I1DWUSPSE40KBICSIXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OU5I4I1DWUSPSE40KBICSIXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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