On July 9, 1943, a Dornier Do 217E became separated from the rest of its 10-plane Luftwaffe flight as it entered a cloudbank on its way to bomb London. The market town of East Grinstead in West Sussex lay below. Situated about 15 kilometres as the Spitfire flies from my father’s base at RAF Redhill, it had always been a potential target for Germans passing overhead. Until this day, however, it had never been touched.
Here is the article at Legion Magazine.