Plane Drops Anti-Submarine Weapons on Sherwood

Don Jardine continues to harvest great stories from PEI’s weather history: like that time an RCAF bomber dropped depth charges on Sherwood.

You might think that alone would be the remarkable part of the story, but:

The plane eventually crashed near Shemogue Lake, New Brunswick within 100 metres of the shoreline, and the four occupants parachuted from the plane and landed on ice floes in Northumberland Strait. They were rescued after spending five days on the ice.

From the February 25, 1943 edition of The Guardian:


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Brodie on March 12, 2021 - 19:26 Permalink

You should check out Dutch Thompson's interview with Preston Beck's wife Jessie on I believe the topic of the bombing comes up.

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Heather Mullen on March 17, 2021 - 15:53 Permalink

I loved hearing Preston tell the story of the bombing! I always point out the house to my kids.