Can anyone remember this incident in Broadstairs in August 1942?
A battle-damaged Short Stirling bomber, returning from Mainz in Germany, tried to land at Manston but "missed" and ended-up in the gardens of 130 and 132 Rumfields Road.
Its nose was against the back wall of No:130 and it trapped two children in the Anderson shelter in the garden of No:132
Seeing how close the nose of the aircraft was to the bedroom window of the house, one can imagine the pilots thinking it their lucky day, although it's unlikely they survived the war, given the high casualty figures suffered by Bomber Command in Stirling bombers. Did they make it?
Ed: I've done my best to restore the photo which was in a poor state.