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The Tealing Bombs
It was springtime in the early 1940's that the first bombs were dropped in the Tealing area in the field between Leyshade and Myreton Farm (on Leyshade Farm ground). No one was injured and the target was never established. Tealing Aerodrome was not yet operational, although the line of .the three bombs would have been on target if it had been. Jim MacFarlane recalls "later that same year, another four bombs were dropped at Todhills the first on my father's land - Alex MacFarlane No 8 Holding and the other three on Mr Alex Scott's land, Newmains of Tealing. The target on this occasion was a searchlight close to Mr Scott's farm travelling east to west. The explanation given was that the plane had to release it's bomb load early to gain height and avoid hitting the Sidlaws. Again no one was hurt, but the first bombs reduced one of our hen houses to firewood and toppled a good few others. The plane was shot down in the Monifieth area and the pilot was taken to Ashludie Hospital for treatment. He was guarded by Mr H Smith, N07 Holding, Todhills". Jessie Mudie reports that six bombs were also dropped at Huntingfaulds in March 1941 - fortunately with no loss of life.
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