Supposedly since World War II, Greenock people have talked about a German bomber that was shot down over the town and vanished.
Google Earth may have revealed what looks like the skeleton of a german bomber plane lying at the bottom of the dam next to Whinhill golf course in Greenock, although it’s kinda hard to make out!
And experts believe the 45 foot-long object could be the wreck of a Junkers 88 shot down by anti-aircraft fire in the notorious Greenock Blitz of 1941, according to the Daily Record.
Greenock historian Jim Gillen said:
“There is a strong possibility there is a war plane on this site.”
The daily Record also reported air crash expert Gordon Lyons said:
“Although it has never been documented, there has been talk of a mystery German bomber crashing near Whinhill for as long as I can remember. This is a very exciting discovery.”
The Greenock Blitz saw more than 300 German bombers bomb Greenock over two days in May 1941. 10,000 houses were damaged and 1000 were totally destroyed. Around 280 people were killed and 1200 wounded according to the Record (my dad’s paper of choice lol).
Is this the wreckage of a german bomber (a Junkers 88) lying at the bottom of Whinhill golf course dam in Greenock? Time will tell!