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Ruffs Estate Bomb Damage, Laughton Crescent, Hucknall, 1940

Pictured houses damaged in wartime aeroplane crash. The houses are at the corner of Ruffs Drive and Laughton Crescent, Hucknall, numbers 31 and 1 respectively. On 23 Sept 1940, Fairey Battle, K9480, an obsolescent light bomber relegated to training aircrew, piloted by LAC EW Rozmiarek of the Polish Air Force, (18 Operational Training Unit then at RAF Hucknall) stalled and crashed, killing himself …