The Southern Advance, Attack from the North, Assault on the City. Wreck Recovery – The First of The Many – The first German aircraft to crash on Briitsh soil in the Second World War was the KG26 Heinkel down on October 28, 1939. Andy Saunders investigates. PACIFIC – Wake – The capture of Wake Island in December, 1941. It Happened Here – Disaster at Antwerp – Achiel Rely examines the abortive attack by US Liberators on the ERLA Works at Mortsel, Belgium on April 5, 1943.