• Short Summary

    The wreckage of the war time 'plane of Joseph Kennedy--elder brother of the late President John Kennedy--has been found near Saxmundham in Suffolk.

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    CU Wartime photo of Joseph Kennedy
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    Map showing saxmundham and Calais
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    3.
    CU Documents TILT UP TO P.C. Evans (3 shots)
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    4.
    CU Plan's engine mounting and wreckage being examined (3 shots)
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    Initials BB/2130 GM/AW/BB/2145


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    Background: The wreckage of the war time 'plane of Joseph Kennedy--elder brother of the late President John Kennedy--has been found near Saxmundham in Suffolk.

    The aircraft--a Liberator bomber--was to have been guided by remote control to crash into a German rocket launching site near Calais in France. However, laden with ten tons of bombs, the Liberator exploded prematurely.

    That was 28 years ago and now documents and wreckage have been found. Its largest piece of the aircraft found so far is the engine mounting and parts of the undercarriage.

    Joseph Kennedy was the first of the Kennedy brothers to die violently.

    SYNOPSIS: This is Joseph Kennedy-elder brother of the late American President, John F. Kennedy. He died during the last world war when the Liberator bomber he was flying, blew up. It was to have crashed near Calais into a German rocket launching site. Documents and wreckage now being found near Saxmundham, in Suffolk, have identified the 'plane as that in which Joseph Kennedy died.

    Originally, Joseph Kennedy and his crew here to have bailed out of the bomber before it crashed laden with ten tons of bombs. When it blow up prematurely over Britain, he became the first of the Kennedy brothers to die violently.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACSZ3EMNWX7ZJUPJS9F25M20BF
    Media URN:
    VLVACSZ3EMNWX7ZJUPJS9F25M20BF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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