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This title completes the Eddie Doylerush's coverage of the high ground aircraft crashes in Wales, following on his previous successful books No Landing Place (1985), Fallen Eagles (1990) and No Landing Place 2 (1999). The area covered by this volume is roughly that south of the latitude of Brecon, which from East to West includes the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountain, south of Llandovery and the Presceli Hills in the west. Only one Luftwaffe aircraft landed in the research area, a Heinkel 111 which struck barrage balloon cables at Newport, with only the pilot, Oblt.Harry Wappler surviving. He later escaped from prison camp and stole a RAF aircraft; the full story of this is told by historian Hugh Trivett. A Dornier 217 was shot down by RAF fighters off Port Eynon during the last major raid on Swansea in February 1943. Years later historian and diver, Steve Jones, found pieces of the wreckage on the beach at low water and followed the trail into deep water where he located the main site. He traced relatives of the pilot and visited them in Germany. The appendices include a full list of high ground military losses, memorials and a bibliography.
- Maps of Area
- Part 1 – The Background
- Part 2 – The Survivors
- Part 3 - Appendices