Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Atlas J9043, Grinton Moor, Yorkshire

6th November 1928
Atlas Mk.I J9043
No.26 Sqn, RAF
Grinton Moor, North Yorkshire

The aircraft was on a flight from RAF Catterick, near Richmond, when in poor weather a little over 10 miles from the airfield it dived near vertically into the ground … Continue reading “1928-11-06|Atlas Mk.I|J9043|No.26 Sqn, RAF|Grinton Moor, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon G-ADEE on Fairsnape Fell, Bleasdale, Lancashire

26th October 1935
Dragon G-ADEE
Railway Air Services
Bleasdale, Lancashire

The aircraft was being flown from Liverpool’s Speke airport to Ronaldsway on the Isle of Man via Blackpool.  The aircraft had taken off at around 11:35 from Speke for the … Continue reading “1935-10-26|Dragon|G-ADEE|Railway Air Services|Bleasdale, Lancashire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Blenheim L1252 on Staple Moss, Hargill Beck, Teesdale

28th October 1938
Blenheim Mk.I L1252
No.34 Sqn, RAF
Hargill Beck, County Durham

Blenheim Mk.I L1252 / H of No.34 Squadron crashed on Staple Moss around the head of Hargill Beck to the South East of Mickle Fell in the North Pennines on the 26th October 1938 while on a training flight from RAF Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire   John Owen Sowerbutts Pilot Officer Pilot Killed William Ashbridge … Continue reading “1938-10-28|Blenheim Mk.I|L1252|No.34 Sqn, RAF|Hargill Beck, County Durham”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-AERE on Ettersgill Common, Teesdale, County Durham

20th June 1939
Dragon Rapide G-AERE
British American Air Services
Ettersgill, County Durham

British American Air Services had been chartered to provide an aircraft to fly John Crouch, a jockey retained to ride horses belonging to HM King George VI, from Heston in … Continue reading “1939-06-20|Dragon Rapide|G-AERE|British American Air Services|Ettersgill, County Durham”

Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire K9888 on Great Dun Fell, Appleby, Cumbria

18th July 1939
Spitfire Mk.I K9888
No.41 Sqn, RAF
Great Dun Fell, Cumbria

Sergeant Mitchell was on a flight from Catterick in North Yorkshire to Dumfries, he had taken off at around 10:55 and had flown west via Bowes where he entered into a … Continue reading “1939-07-18|Spitfire Mk.I|K9888|No.41 Sqn, RAF|Great Dun Fell, Cumbria”

Wreckage at the crash site of Blackburn Skua near High Bentham, Lancashire

12th September 1940
Skua L2969
No.4 FPP, ATA
High Bentham, Lancashire

The pilot, a member of the RAF seconded to the Air Transport Auxiliary was ferrying this Royal Navy aircraft from Hullavington to Donibristle. While in the High Bentham area the … Continue reading “1940-09-12|Skua|L2969|No.4 FPP, ATA|High Bentham, Lancashire”

Scraps of aluminium wreckage at the crash site of Whitley T4225 on Bingley Moor, Yorkshire

16th October 1940
Whitley Mk.V T4225
No.4 FPP, ATA
Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire

The aircraft was being ferried to Prestwick in Ayrshire by an RAF pilot who was seconded to the ATA.

Memorial at the crash site of Hurricane P3522 on Caldbergh Moor, Colsterdale, Yorkshire

10th January 1941
Hurricane Mk.I P3522
No.213 Sqn, RAF
Caldbergh Moor, North Yorkshire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I P3522 of No.213 Squadron RAF dived into the ground on Caldbergh Moor in North Yorkshire on the 10th January 1941 while on a training flight from Leconfield in East Yorkshire   Eric Gordon Bruce Sergeant Pilot Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Blenheim K7076 on Arnagill Moor, Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire

27th January 1941
Blenheim Mk.I K7076
No.54 OTU, RAF
Arnagill Moor, North Yorkshire

The pilot of the aircraft was on a training flight from RAF Church Fenton when the aircraft crashed on Arnagill Moor between Pateley Bridge and Colsterdale. P/O Graham was later … Continue reading “1941-01-27|Blenheim Mk.I|K7076|No.54 OTU, RAF|Arnagill Moor, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Hawer Hurricane L1670 on Ravenseat Moor, Whitsun Dale, Keld, North Yorkshire

31st March 1941
Hurricane Mk.I L1670
No.55 OTU, RAF
Ravenseat Moor, North Yorkshire

Pilot Officer Hill was on formation flying exercise from Usworth near Sunderland when the engine of L1670 began to overheat and caught fire. With glycol coolant leaking from the engine … Continue reading “1941-03-31|Hurricane Mk.I|L1670|No.55 OTU, RAF|Ravenseat Moor, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Boulton Paul Defiant N1651 near Marshaw, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

18th August 1941
Defiant Mk.I N1651
No.256 Sqn, RAF
Hawthornthwaite Fell, Lancashire

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N1651 / JT-Z of No.256 Squadron, RAF, crashed on Hawthornthwaite Fell near Abbeystead in the Forest of Bowland on the 18th August 1941 while on a night training flight from Squires Gate   Norman Jack Sharpe Pilot Officer Pilot Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley T4234 on Widdale Fell, Dent, Yorkshire

23rd August 1941
Whitley Mk.V T4234
No.10 Sqn, RAF
Widdale Fell, Cumbria

The crew were returning to RAF Leeming near Northallerton from a raid against Le Harve, which had been their first as a crew and first sortie for more than one … Continue reading “1941-08-23|Whitley Mk.V|T4234|No.10 Sqn, RAF|Widdale Fell, Cumbria”

Looking from the crash site of Wellington N2848 towards Great Whernside

30th January 1942
Wellington Mk.IC N2848
No.18 OTU, RAF
Starbotton Fell, North Yorkshire

The Polish crew of Wellington N2848 were on a cross-country navigation training flight from RAF Bramcote in Warwickshire to Carlisle, Newcastle and Hull. The weather on the 30th January 1942 … Continue reading “1942-01-30|Wellington Mk.IC|N2848|No.18 OTU, RAF|Starbotton Fell, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Handley Page Halifax L9619

16th February 1942
Halifax Mk.II L9619
No.10 Sqn, RAF
Keld, North Yorkshire

The crew were one of six crews from No.10 Squadron, stationed at RAF Leeming, detailed to attack the French port of St Nazaire during the night of the 15th/16th February … Continue reading “1942-02-16|Halifax Mk.II|L9619|No.10 Sqn, RAF|Keld, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Spitfire P8563

27th March 1942
Spitfire Mk.VA P8563
No.81 Sqn, RAF
Stanhope, County Durham

No.81 Squadron were, in early 1942, stationed at Ouston to the North-west of Newcastle upon Tyne and were one of the Squadrons tasked with providing fighter defence of the North … Continue reading “1942-03-27|Spitfire Mk.VA|P8563|No.81 Sqn, RAF|Stanhope, County Durham”

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Z9221 on Kirkby Malzeard Moor, Ripon, Yorkshire

28th March 1942
Whitley Mk.V Z9221
No.77 Sqn, RAF
Kirkby Malzeard Moor, North Yorkshire

The crew were returning to RAF Leeming near Northallerton from an unsuccessful sortie against the French port of St Nazaire when the aircraft crashed on Kirkby Malzeard Moor to the … Continue reading “1942-03-28|Whitley Mk.V|Z9221|No.77 Sqn, RAF|Kirkby Malzeard Moor, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Hawker Hurricane AG680 near Keld, Yorkshire

12th June 1942
Hurricane Mk.IIB AG680
No.5 FPP, ATA
Great Sled Dale, North Yorkshire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB AG680 of No.5 Ferry Pilots Pool crashed in Great Sled Dale near Keld in North Yorkshire on the 12th June 1942 while being ferried form Henlow to Silloth   Alexander Ronald Leslie-Melville First Officer Pilot Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Vickers Wellington T2715 on Dufton Fell, Appleby, Cumbria

20th August 1942
Wellington Mk.IC T2715
No.25 OTU, RAF
Dufton Fell, Cumbria

From all of the available records only the pilot’s name has ever been found. Sgt Crew was latter commissioned and became a Squadron Leader before being killed on the 5th … Continue reading “1942-08-20|Wellington Mk.IC|T2715|No.25 OTU, RAF|Dufton Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of P-38F 41-7669 near Burnley, Lancashire

1st September 1942
P-38F 41-7669
14th FG, USAAF
Cliviger, Lancashire

The pilot was on a non-operational interception training flight from Atcham near Shrewsbury when he was seen flying at low level in the Burnley area. Shortly after the aircraft struck … Continue reading “1942-09-01|P-38F|41-7669|14th FG, USAAF|Cliviger, Lancashire”

Crash site of Wellington DV718 on Blake Hill, Great Whernside, Kettlewell, Yorkshire

2nd September 1942
Wellington Mk.IC DV718
No.11 OTU, RAF
Riggs Moor, North Yorkshire

The crew of DV718 were similarly tasked to the crew of Z8808, but had taken off from RAF Bassingbourne to complete a night cross country navigation flight. During the flight … Continue reading “1942-09-02|Wellington Mk.IC|DV718|No.11 OTU, RAF|Riggs Moor, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Wellington Z8808 on Gouthwaite Moor near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

2nd September 1942
Wellington Mk.IC Z8808
No.11 OTU, RAF
Ashfold Gill Head, North Yorkshire

Several trainee crews from No.11 OTU were briefed to fly a night cross country flight for the night of the 2nd September 1942, some took off from the unit’s main … Continue reading “1942-09-02|Wellington Mk.IC|Z8808|No.11 OTU, RAF|Ashfold Gill Head, North Yorkshire”

View from the crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7325 on Cross Fell

6th September 1942
Hudson Mk.I N7325
No.1 (C)OTU, RAF
Cross Fell, Cumbria

The crew had taken off from RAF Silloth late on the 5th September for a night navigation exercise. The planned route was from Silloth to South Rock light off Northern … Continue reading “1942-09-06|Hudson Mk.I|N7325|No.1 (C)OTU, RAF|Cross Fell, Cumbria”

Wreckage at the crash site of Mustang AP208 on Holdron Moss, Lancashire

29th November 1942
Mustang Mk.I AP208
No.4 Sqn, RAF
Holdron Moss, Lancashire

North American Mustang Mk.I AP208 of No.4 Squadron RAF flew into Holdron Moss in the Forest of Bowland on the 29th November 1942 whilst on a photographic training flight from Clifton near York   Sohlto Paton Marlatt Flying Officer RCAF Pilot Killed  

Crash site of North American Mustang AG586 on Fountains Earth Moor, Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire

15th December 1942
Mustang Mk.I AG586
No.613 Sqn, RAF
Fountains Earth Moor, North Yorkshire

The pilot was on a formation flying exercise from RAF Ouston in Northumberland, in poor weather he became separated from the rest of the flight and being unable to locate … Continue reading “1942-12-15|Mustang Mk.I|AG586|No.613 Sqn, RAF|Fountains Earth Moor, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Halifax DT581 on Hoar Side Moor, Todmorden, Yorkshire

21st January 1943
Halifax Mk.II DT581
No.51 Sqn, RAF
Hoar Side Moor, West Yorkshire

The crew had taken off from their base at Snaith near Selby to drop two mines (an A.108 and B.200 type) into the sea in the ‘Nectarines’ area of the … Continue reading “1943-01-21|Halifax Mk.II|DT581|No.51 Sqn, RAF|Hoar Side Moor, West Yorkshire”

Wreckage from P-38 42-12905 at the crash site on Dunsop Fell near Slaidburn, Lancashire

26th January 1943
P-38G 42-12905
78th FG, USAAF
Dunsop Fell, Lancashire

The aircraft was one of a number of aircraft being ferried from Goxhill near Hull to Langford Lodge in Northern Ireland, it collided with a second aircraft, 42-12928 and crashed … Continue reading “1943-01-26|P-38G|42-12905|78th FG, USAAF|Dunsop Fell, Lancashire”

Wreckage at the crash site of P-38G 42-12929 on Baxton Fell near Slaidburn, Lancashire

26th January 1943
P-38G 42-13928
78th FG, USAAF
Baxton Fell, Lancashire

The aircraft was one of a number of aircraft being ferried from Goxhill in North Lincolnshire to Langford Lodge in Northern Ireland, it collided with 42-12905 while over Lancashire and … Continue reading “1943-01-26|P-38G|42-13928|78th FG, USAAF|Baxton Fell, Lancashire”

Crash site of Halifax W1146 on Great Shunner Fell, Keld, Yorkshire

28th January 1943
Halifax Mk.II W1146
No.1659 HCU, RAF
Great Shunner Fell, North Yorkshire

The crew had taken off from Leeming for a cross county navigation exercise, while returning to Leeming the aircraft struck the ground on the north eastern side of Great Shunner … Continue reading “1943-01-28|Halifax Mk.II|W1146|No.1659 HCU, RAF|Great Shunner Fell, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Curtiss Tomahawk AH744 on Red Gill Moss, Barnard Castle, County Durham

10th February 1943
Tomahawk Mk.I AH744
No.1472 (DB) Flight, RAF
Red Gill Moss, County Durham

The pilot was carrying out local flying practice from RAF Catterick in North Yorkshire, having taken off at 12:55. The aircraft was seen by a Royal Observer Corps post at … Continue reading “1943-02-10|Tomahawk Mk.I|AH744|No.1472 (DB) Flight, RAF|Red Gill Moss, County Durham”

The crash site of Bristol Beaufort Mk.I DX118 on Brownhart Law, Cheviot Hills, Northumberland

23rd February 1943
Beaufort Mk.I DX118
No.16 FPP, ATA
Brownhart Law, Northumberland

The aircraft was collected from No.44 Maintenance Unit at RAF Edzell with the intention of it being delivered, along with four other Beauforts, to No.5 OTU at RAF Long Kesh … Continue reading “1943-02-23|Beaufort Mk.I|DX118|No.16 FPP, ATA|Brownhart Law, Northumberland”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson DJ453 on Cross Fell, Cumbria

18th March 1943
Anson Mk.I DJ453
No.4 AOS, RAF
Cross Fell, Cumbria

Avro Anson Mk.I DJ453 of No.4 Air Observers School, crashed on Cross Fell, the highest hill in the Pennines, after becoming iced up in cloud on the 18th March 1943 while on a navigation exercise from West Freugh   Victor Henry Hill Sergeant Pilot OK ? ? Navigator (U/T) OK ? ? Navigator (U/T)? OK … Continue reading “1943-03-18|Anson Mk.I|DJ453|No.4 AOS, RAF|Cross Fell, Cumbria”

Wreckage at the crash site of Mosquito DD750, White Crag, Silsden, Yorkshire

23rd March 1943
Mosquito N.F. Mk.II DD750
No.25 Sqn, RAF
Silsden, West Yorkshire

The two crew of Mosquito DD750, along with two other crews, had been deployed from their home base at RAF Church Fenton near York to RAF Coltishall in Norfolk during … Continue reading “1943-03-23|Mosquito N.F. Mk.II|DD750|No.25 Sqn, RAF|Silsden, West Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter JM223 on Croglin Fell, Penrith, Cumbria

4th July 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X JM223
No.9 (C)OTU, RAF
Croglin Fell, Cumbria

Bristol Beaufighter T. F. Mk.X JM223 of No.9 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, dived into the ground on Croglin Fell in the North Pennines to the east of Carlisle on the 4th July 1943 while on a training flight from Crosby on Eden near Carlisle   Herman Joe Carver Flying Officer RCAF Pilot Killed Roderick Alfred … Continue reading “1943-07-04|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|JM223|No.9 (C)OTU, RAF|Croglin Fell, Cumbria”

Wreckage at the crash site of Halifax DG404 on Brown Hill Plain, Heathfield Moor, Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire

12th July 1943
Halifax Mk.V DG404
No.1663 HCU, RAF
Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

The aircraft was on night cross country exercise from Rufforth, the crew encountered bad weather and the aircraft flew into high ground. None of the four surviving crew members lived … Continue reading “1943-07-12|Halifax Mk.V|DG404|No.1663 HCU, RAF|Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site Airspeed Oxford Mk.I DF471 on Great Coum, Cumbria

29th August 1943
Oxford Mk.I DF471
No.427 Sqn, RCAF
Great Coum, Cumbria

On the 27th August 1943 a number of Halifax aircraft from No.427 Squadron took part in a raid against Nurnberg. Among them was Halifax Mk.V DK234, about 5 minutes after … Continue reading “1943-08-29|Oxford Mk.I|DF471|No.427 Sqn, RCAF|Great Coum, Cumbria”

Memorial plaque near the crash site of Vickers Wellington HZ251 at Low Bradley, Skipton, North Yorkshire

23rd September 1943
Wellington Mk.XI HZ251
No.6 OTU, RAF
Low Bradley, Skipton

The crew of HZ251 had flown a cross country navigation exercise on the 22nd September from their home station at RAF Silloth in Cumbria, they landed at RAF Skipton-on-Swale near … Continue reading “1943-09-23|Wellington Mk.XI|HZ251|No.6 OTU, RAF|Low Bradley, Skipton”

Wreckage at the crash site of Halifax DT578 on Great Whernside, Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

23rd November 1943
Halifax Mk.II DT578
No.1658 HCU, RAF
Great Whernside, North Yorkshire

The aircraft crashed close to where later B-17G 44-8683 and Mosquito N.F. Mk.36 RL197 crashed.

Wreckage at the crash site of Halifax JB926, Slipstone Crags, Colsterdale, Yorkshire

23rd November 1943
Halifax Mk.II JB926
No.1658 HCU, RAF
Slipstone Crags, North Yorkshire

One other aircraft from its unit were lost on the same night, this being DT578 on Great Whernside, the 1180 states that the aircraft was possibly in collision with DT578 … Continue reading “1943-11-23|Halifax Mk.II|JB926|No.1658 HCU, RAF|Slipstone Crags, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Miles Martinet MS554 on West Bolton Moor in the Yorkshire Dales

4th December 1943
Martinet T.T. Mk.I MS554
No.1651 Flight, RAF
West Bolton Moor, North Yorkshire

The pilot and passenger were engaged on a weather reconnaissance flight from RAF Dalton when they became lost in lost cloud and flew into the ground on West Bolton Moor … Continue reading “1943-12-04|Martinet T.T. Mk.I|MS554|No.1651 Flight, RAF|West Bolton Moor, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford BM837 on Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

24th December 1943
Oxford Mk.I BM837
No.410 Sqn, RCAF
Winter Hill, Lancashire

Flt Lt Cybulski appeared in the famous photograph of Mosquito DZ757, RA-Q, with most of the canvas burnt off the aircraft and no rudder. This occured when he attacked a … Continue reading “1943-12-24|Oxford Mk.I|BM837|No.410 Sqn, RCAF|Winter Hill, Lancashire”

memorial close to the crash site of Vickers Wellington BK387, Oakworth, Yorkshire

2nd January 1944
Wellington Mk.III BK387
No.82 OTU, RAF
Oakworth, West Yorkshire

The crew were buried at Stonefall Cemetery on the edge of Harrogate, the last resting place of over 1,000 UK and Commonwealth airmen who were killed while on active service … Continue reading “1944-01-02|Wellington Mk.III|BK387|No.82 OTU, RAF|Oakworth, West Yorkshire”

Memorial at the crash site of Halifax DK185, Crawshaw Moss, Ilkley, Yorkshire

31st January 1944
Halifax Mk.V DK185
No.1664 HCU, RAF
Crawshaw Moss, West Yorkshire

The aircraft had taken off from Dishforth in the Vale of York on a night navigation exercise, the crew were flying some 40 miles to the south of their intended … Continue reading “1944-01-31|Halifax Mk.V|DK185|No.1664 HCU, RAF|Crawshaw Moss, West Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of P-47D 42-22758 on Pendle Hill, Clitheroe, Lancashire

6th February 1944
P-47D 42-22758
27th ATG, USAAF
Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 42-22758 being flown by the 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, crashed on Pendle Hill near Clitheroe, Lancashire on the 6th February 1944 after becoming lost in cloud whilst attempting to get to Warton with several other aircraft   John R. Runnells Flight Officer Pilot Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson N4919 on Wolfhole Crag, Tarnbrook, Lancashire

9th February 1944
Anson Mk.I N4919
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Wolfhole Crag, Lancashire

Avro Anson Mk.I N4919 of No.2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit, crashed on Wolfhole Crag above Tarnbrook in the Forest of Bowland, after becoming iced up in cloud on the 9th February 1944 while on a navigation exercise from Millom in Cumbria   Albert Dobson Flight Sergeant Pilot Injured Peter George Robert Edwards Sergeant 1st Navigator … Continue reading “1944-02-09|Anson Mk.I|N4919|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Wolfhole Crag, Lancashire”

Memorial at the crash site of Halifax Mk.II BB310 on Great Dun Fell, Cumbria

12th April 1944
Halifax Mk.II BB310
No.1674 HCU, RAF
Great Dun Fell, Cumbria

Sergeant Johnson was awarded the D.F.M. while serving with 502 Sqn though it was not Gazetted until the 14th April 1944, two days after his death. Five of the crew … Continue reading “1944-04-12|Halifax Mk.II|BB310|No.1674 HCU, RAF|Great Dun Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III BK347 on Whernside, North Yorkshire.

21st April 1944
Wellington Mk.III BK347
No.30 OTU, RAF
Whernside, North Yorkshire

The aircraft appears in a photograph that is published in numerous books carrying the unit code BT-Z, however at the time of the crash the aircraft was carrying the code … Continue reading “1944-04-21|Wellington Mk.III|BK347|No.30 OTU, RAF|Whernside, North Yorkshire”

Undercarriage from Bristol Blenheim BA246, Bleasdale Fell, Lancashire

9th August 1944
Blenheim Mk.V BA246
No.12 (P)AFU, RAF
Bleasdale Fell, Lancashire

Blenheim Mk.V BA246 of No.12 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit flew into Bleasdale Fell in the Forest of Bowland whilst on a training flight from RAF Woodvale near Southport on the 9th August 1944   Donald Llewellyn Edmonds Flight Sergeant Pilot (Pupil) Killed James Cartmell Stones Flight Sergeant Pilot (Pupil) Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Stirling EE975 on Old Cote Moor, Littondale, Yorkshire

14th August 1944
Stirling Mk.III EE975
No.1660 HCU, RAF
Old Cote Moor, North Yorkshire

“The aircraft was on a night cross country at about 8000 feet. The first engineer reports feathering the port outer as the cylinder head temp was dropping right off and … Continue reading “1944-08-14|Stirling Mk.III|EE975|No.1660 HCU, RAF|Old Cote Moor, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster NF963 near Ellingstring, Yorkshire

4th October 1944
Lancaster Mk.I NF963
No.550 Sqn, RAF
Ellingstring, North Yorkshire

Lancaster Mk.I NF963 broke up in mid air on killing 6 of the 7 crew, the pilot escaping when the cockpit disintegrated around him. Some of the crew did manage … Continue reading “1944-10-04|Lancaster Mk.I|NF963|No.550 Sqn, RAF|Ellingstring, North Yorkshire”

Burnt scar at the crash site of B-24J 42-100322 on Burn Fell near Slaidburn, Lancashire

2nd January 1945
B-24J 42-100322
448th BG, USAAF
Burn Fell, Lancashire

The aircraft was being ferried from Seething in Norfolk to BAD2 at Warton near Preston, most of the passengers were a second aircrew who were going to fly another aircraft … Continue reading “1945-01-02|B-24J|42-100322|448th BG, USAAF|Burn Fell, Lancashire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane PG472, Whimberry Hill, Smithills, Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

2nd February 1945
Hurricane Mk.IIC PG472
No.11 (P)AFU, RAF
Whimberry Hill, Lancashire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC PG472 of No.11 (P)AFU crashed on Whimberry Hill in the Smithills area near Bolton, on the 2nd February 1945   Thomas Stanley Taylor Flight Sergeant Pilot Killed  

Crash site of Consolidated B-24 Liberator 42-50668 on Black Hameldon near Burnley, Lancashire

19th February 1945
B-24J 42-50668
491st BG, USAAF
Black Hameldon, Lancashire

A number of the crew and passengers were buried at Cambridge American Cemetery.

Wreckage below the crash site of B-17G 44-8683 on Greath Whernside, North Yorkshire.

17th May 1945
B-17G 44-8683
388th BG, USAAF
Great Whernside, North Yorkshire

Following the end of the war in Europe many units were winding down or in some cases preparing to move to the Far East where the war was continuing against … Continue reading “1945-05-17|B-17G|44-8683|388th BG, USAAF|Great Whernside, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Wellington HE226, Bycliffe, Conistone, Wharfedale, Yorkshire

28th May 1945
Wellington Mk.X HE226
No.17 OTU, RAF
Bycliffe Moor, North Yorkshire

Wellington Mk.X HE226 of No.17 OTU crashed on Bycliffe Moor near Conistone in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire on the 28th May 1945 whilst on a cross country flight from Turweston   Edward Cyril Cole Warrant Officer Pilot Killed James Mann Sergeant Navigator Killed Arthur John Griffiths Flight Sergeant Bomb Aimer Killed John Duncan Sergeant Wireless Op. … Continue reading “1945-05-28|Wellington Mk.X|HE226|No.17 OTU, RAF|Bycliffe Moor, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Mustang Mk.III SR411 on Wives Hill, Darwen Moor

29th July 1945
Mustang Mk.III SR411
No.316 Sqn, RAF
Darwen Moor, Lancashire

On the 28th July 1945 four aircraft from No.316 Squadron had taken off from RAF Coltishall in Norfolk and flown to air stations elsewhere in the country. One of these … Continue reading “1945-07-29|Mustang Mk.III|SR411|No.316 Sqn, RAF|Darwen Moor, Lancashire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster RA571 on Beamsley Beacon, Yorkshire

5th November 1945
Lancaster Mk.I RA571
No.429 Sqn, RCAF
Beamsley Beacon, North Yorkshire

Avro Lancaster B. Mk.I RA571 of No.429 Squadron RCAF, flew into Beamsley Beacon, Ilkley in West Yorkshire, on the 5th November 1945 whilst on a training flight from RAF Leeming   Walter Fred Conley Pilot Officer Pilot Killed Arnold Emerson Stinson Sergeant Flight Engineer Killed Alan Price Coleman Flying Officer Navigator Injured Wallace Ewing Lang … Continue reading “1945-11-05|Lancaster Mk.I|RA571|No.429 Sqn, RCAF|Beamsley Beacon, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Barracuda DR306 on Whernside, Ribblehead, Yorkshire

15th December 1945
Barracuda Mk.II DR306
No.769 Sqn, RN
Whernside, North Yorkshire

The pilot was on a cross country flight from Rattray when the aircraft struck Whernside in low cloud. The pilot was extremely lucky in that he was able to walk … Continue reading “1945-12-15|Barracuda Mk.II|DR306|No.769 Sqn, RN|Whernside, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito NT544 near Keld, Yorkshire

10th January 1946
Mosquito N.F. Mk.30 NT544
No.54 OTU, RAF
Keld, North Yorkshire

de Havilland Mosquito N.F. Mk.30 NT544 of No.54 OTU crashed near Keld in Swaledale in North Yorkshire on the 10th January 1946 while the aircraft was on a training flight from RAF Leeming   Thomas Abel Roskilly Flight Lieutenant Pilot Killed Sidney Arthur Whiting Flight Sergeant Navigator Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas Dakota KG502 on Cold Fell, Castle Carrock, Cumbria

3rd February 1946
Dakota Mk.III KG502
No.1383 TCU, RAF
Cold Fell, Cumbria

The crew of the aircraft, who were stationed at RAF Crosby-on-Eden, were undertaking a night cross country navigation exercise. They had taken off in the evening of the 2nd February. … Continue reading “1946-02-03|Dakota Mk.III|KG502|No.1383 TCU, RAF|Cold Fell, Cumbria”

Remains of Mosquito TA525 at the crash site near Castle Bolton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire

14th February 1946
Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI TA525
No.13 OTU, RAF
Castle Bolton, North Yorkshire

de Havilland Mosquito F.B Mk.VI TA525 of No.13 OTU dived into the ground after loss of control in cloud on the morning of the 14th February 1946 near to Castle Bolton whilst on a solo training flight   Gebines La Hei Sergeant Vl. Z.M. (Royal Netherlands Navy) Pilot Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.14 NM814 on Coldbergh Edge, Keld, Yorkshire

3rd July 1948
Spitfire F.R. Mk.14 NM814
No.611 Sqn, RAuxAF
Coldbergh Edge, North Yorkshire

The pilot was flying with two other aircraft that day from 611 Sqn’s home base of Woodvale to Morpeth and back on a cross country navigation exercise.  The flight quickly … Continue reading “1948-07-03|Spitfire F.R. Mk.14|NM814|No.611 Sqn, RAuxAF|Coldbergh Edge, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito RL197 on Great Whernside, Kettlewell, Yorkshire

13th December 1948
Mosquito N.F. Mk.36 RL197
No.228 OCU, RAF
Great Whernside, North Yorkshire

The two crew were on a training exercise from RAF Leeming near Northallerton when they flew into the western face of Great Whernside a short way below its summit in … Continue reading “1948-12-13|Mosquito N.F. Mk.36|RL197|No.228 OCU, RAF|Great Whernside, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas C-54A 45-543 on Stake House Fell, Garstang, Lancashire

7th January 1949
C-54A 45-543
61st TCG, USAF
Stake House Fell, Lancashire

The aircraft was being transferred from Rhein-Main Air Force Base near Frankfurt to RAF Burtonwood near Warrington for scheduled maintenance work. It had taken off at 13:12 and was to … Continue reading “1949-01-07|C-54A|45-543|61st TCG, USAF|Stake House Fell, Lancashire”

Crash site of de Havilland Canada Chipmunk WD326 near Malham, Yorkshire

27th June 1953
Chipmunk T. Mk.10 WD326
No.19 RFS, RAF
Malham, North Yorkshire

The two crew had taken the aircraft out on a training flight from Woodvale.  F/O Vallance, who was a lecturer in botany at Liverpool University, had planned to fly to … Continue reading “1953-06-27|Chipmunk T. Mk.10|WD326|No.19 RFS, RAF|Malham, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Gloster Meteor WH383 and WH384 near Edgworth, Bolton, Lancashire

14th November 1953
Meteor F. Mk.8 WH383 & WH384
No.610 Sqn, RAuxAF
Edgworth, Lancashire

The two jet aircraft, lead by F/Lt Mercer, a resident of Bolton, had taken off from Hooton Park near Ellesmere Port (now mostly covered by the Vauxhall car plant) on … Continue reading “1953-11-14|Meteor F. Mk.8|WH383 & WH384|No.610 Sqn, RAuxAF|Edgworth, Lancashire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-AFMF on Simonburn Common, Hexham, Northumberland

19th February 1954
Dragon Rapide G-AFMF
Oldstead Aircraft
Simonburn Common, Northumberland

The aircraft, which was operated from Sunderland as a private charter aircraft, was being flown from Wolsington (Newcastle Airport) to Dublin with the Durham University Amateur Boxing team as passengers. … Continue reading “1954-02-19|Dragon Rapide|G-AFMF|Oldstead Aircraft|Simonburn Common, Northumberland”

Wreckage scattered about the crash site of Gloster Meteor WD778 on Knock Fell, Dufton, Cumbria

24th March 1954
Meteor N.F. Mk.11 WD778
No.228 OCU, RAF
Dufton Fell, Cumbria

Gloster Meteor N.F. Mk.11 WD778 of No.228 OCU RAF, crashed on the 24th March 1954 on Dufton Fell near Appleby in the North Pennines after becoming lost in bad weather and running out of fuel   John David Briggs Pilot Officer Pilot Killed Derrick Walker Flying Officer Navigator / Radar operator Killed  

Bristol 170 Freighter / Wayfarer G-AICS

27th February 1958
Bristol Freighter G-AICS
Silver City Airways
Winter Hill, Lancashire

Edward Partington died in Bolton Royal Infirmary shortly after the crash as a result of the injuries he had suffered in the crash.

Wreckage at the crash site of Gloster Javelin XA662 on Apedale moor, Castle Bolton, Yorkshire

29th September 1959
Javelin F.A.W. Mk.5 XA662
No.228 OCU, RAF
Apedale, North Yorkshire

The crew were on a training flight from RAF Leeming near Northallerton. While over the Wensleydale area the aircraft suffered an engine fire and the other shut down after a … Continue reading “1959-09-29|Javelin F.A.W. Mk.5|XA662|No.228 OCU, RAF|Apedale, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Daktoa G-AMVC on Croglin Fell, Penrith, Cumbria

17th October 1961
Dakota G-AMVC
BKS Air Transport Ltd
Croglin Fell, Cumbria

The aircraft and crew were all based at Yeadon, Captin Mose was BKS Air Transport’s senior pilot at the airfield. The aircraft had been chartered to fly a party of … Continue reading “1961-10-17|Dakota|G-AMVC|BKS Air Transport Ltd|Croglin Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of de Havilland Canada Chipmunk WP968 on Smithills Moor, Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

22nd December 1965
Chipmunk T. Mk.10 WP968
Manchester UAS, RAF
Smithills Moor, Greater Manchester

The two crew of the aircraft were on a training flight from Woodvale near Southport when, as an article in the Bolton Evening News described, the aircraft developed a fault. … Continue reading “1965-12-22|Chipmunk T. Mk.10|WP968|Manchester UAS, RAF|Smithills Moor, Greater Manchester”

Wing at the crash site of Piper Cherokee G-AVYN at Ashfold Gill Head near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

23rd September 1969
Cherokee G-AVYN
Civil
Ashfold Gill Head, North Yorkshire

Piper Cherokee G-AVYN crashed at Ashfold Gill Head near Pateley Bridge on the 23rd September 1969 Anthony Peter Teare Mr Pilot Killed  

Crash site of BAC Jet Provost XW371 at High Salter, Lancaster, Lancashire

3rd July 1979
Jet Provost T. Mk.5A XW371
No.7 FTS, RAF
Roeburndale, Lancashire

The pilot was a cross country navigation flight from RAF Church Fenton, near Tadcaster, in Yorkshire. He was flying east from Lancaster across the northern end of the Forest of … Continue reading “1979-07-03|Jet Provost T. Mk.5A|XW371|No.7 FTS, RAF|Roeburndale, Lancashire”

Crash site of Hunting Jet Provost XM453 near Ribblehead, Yorkshire

21st November 1983
Jet Provost T. Mk.3A XM453
No.3 FTS, RAF
Ribblehead, North Yorkshire

The aircraft suffered a multiple bird strike while on a low level training flight. This caused the engine to loose power, following loss of power the two crew abandoned the … Continue reading “1983-11-21|Jet Provost T. Mk.3A|XM453|No.3 FTS, RAF|Ribblehead, North Yorkshire”

Fragment of magnesium casting at the crash site of McDonnell Douglas Phantom F.G.R. Mk.2 XV434 in the Yorkshire Dales

7th January 1986
Phantom F.G.R. Mk.2 XV434
No.29 Sqn, RAF
Buckden Pike, North Yorkshire

The crew were on a low level inception exercise from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire with 3 other aircraft, they were in the attacking pair. After an interception of the target … Continue reading “1986-01-07|Phantom F.G.R. Mk.2|XV434|No.29 Sqn, RAF|Buckden Pike, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Panavia Tornado ZE858 on Stainmore Common

21st October 1993
Tornado F. Mk.3 ZE858
No.43 Sqn, RAF
Stainmore, Cumbria

The aircraft, which was stationed at RAF Leuchars in Fife, was flying with 3 other Tornado F. Mk.3s. Together they were taking part in a low level training flight which … Continue reading “1993-10-21|Tornado F. Mk.3|ZE858|No.43 Sqn, RAF|Stainmore, Cumbria”

Wreckage of Cessna 152 G-BJKY on Ingleborough, Yorkshire - Crash Site

21st March 2011
Cessna 152 G-BJKY
Westair
Ingleborough, North Yorkshire

Normally we wouldn’t cover very recent crashes but as remarkably both occupants of this aircraft survived, albeit with injuries, and the site is likely to change before long I have … Continue reading “2011-03-21|Cessna 152|G-BJKY|Westair|Ingleborough, North Yorkshire”