By Gerry Arnold

"German aircraft dropped a stick of bombs near Turpin’s Mead Spinney (between Malton Road and the Village) one night, mistaking the glow from the boilers of some ploughing engines  for the RAF Bassingbourn. We had to be careful to avoid the massive craters for years afterwards when going to work in the fields. On another occasion a German aircraft, loaded with bombs was shot down by the RAF as it crossed the village and exploded in flames near Rectory Farm. Next morning we saw the holes made by the RAF’s tracer bullets in the hard clay of the cart tracks.

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