Lifting the propeller from the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle V1604

11th March 1944
Albemarle Mk.II V1604
No.42 OTU, RAF
Ashbourne, Derbyshire

The aircraft, Albemarle Mk.II V1604 of No.42 Operational Training Unit had taken off from Ashbourne at 23:42 on the 11th March 1944 on a cross country flight.  After some 3 … Continue reading “1944-03-11|Albemarle Mk.II|V1604|No.42 OTU, RAF|Ashbourne, Derbyshire”

Lifting the starboard engine from the crash site of UC-78A Bobcat 42-58513 on Craigton Hill during excavation by the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

24th May 1944
UC-78A 42-58513
BAD 2, USAAF
Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire

The aircraft, baseed at Warton in Lancashire, was being used for an administrative flight. It had taken off from Dyce near Aberdeen at 16:20 for a flight to Renfrew before … Continue reading “1944-05-24|UC-78A|42-58513|BAD 2, USAAF|Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire”

Excavation of the crash site of North American Mustang Mk.III FX931 at High Bentham, North Yorkshire

14th February 1945
Mustang Mk.III FX931
No.61 OTU, RAF
High Bentham, North Yorkshire

Sergeant Struniewski, a member of the Polish Air Force and on No.54 Course at 61 OTU, was briefed, along with four other pilots, for a day cross country flight from … Continue reading “1945-02-14|Mustang Mk.III|FX931|No.61 OTU, RAF|High Bentham, North Yorkshire”

The Packard Merlin engine being recovered from the crash site of Mustang KH838 at Wrightington, Lancashire

15th February 1945
Mustang Mk.IV KH838
No.14 FPP, ATA
Wrightington, Lancashire

On the 15th February 1945 23 year old Third Officer Fairman was flying the second leg of a ferry flight of a brand new North American Mustang Mk.IV from Lockheed … Continue reading “1945-02-15|Mustang Mk.IV|KH838|No.14 FPP, ATA|Wrightington, Lancashire”

Excavating the crash site of de Havilland Vampire VV602, Wildboarclough, Macclesfield, Cheshire

1st May 1954
Vampire F.B. Mk.5 VV602
No.613 Sqn, RAuxAF
Wildboarclough, Macclesfield

This page follows on from that describing the loss of the aircraft. Following a visit to the site in September 2007 a licence was applied for to permit the excavation … Continue reading “1954-05-01|Vampire F.B. Mk.5|VV602|No.613 Sqn, RAuxAF|Wildboarclough, Macclesfield”

Excavating the crash site of Supermarine Attacker F.B. Mk.1 WA535 at Winwick, Warrington

30th November 1999


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