On 9th August 1941 Douglas Bader’s Spitfire collided with another aircraft and fell to earth. Bader himself managed to parachute to safety but one of his prosthetic legs remained stuck in the cockpit and crashed with his Spitfire. The RAF planned to parachute drop a new leg, not by accepting a safe passage as offered by the Germans, but as part of a full ‘Circus’ bombing raid. So on 19th August 1941, six Blenheim Mk.IVs supported by a large force of Spitfires attacked the power station at Gosnay. Blenheim R3843 also carried a rather unusual payload, Douglas Bader’s new leg in a wooden box, which was duly dropped over the target area.
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