Avro Anson Mk.I LT741 of No.10 AGS flew into Black Combe on the 2nd January 1945
|Arthur James Wood||Flight Sergeant||Pilot||Killed|
|Thomas William Johnson||Warrant Officer||Air Gunner (Inst)||Killed|
|Kenneth David Jenkins||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner (u/t)||Killed|
|James Leonard Turner||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner (u/t)||Killed|
The aircraft took off from Walney Island near Barrow-in-Furness on what is currently Runway 35 and climbed on the runway heading into cloud. Less than 10 miles after take off the aircraft flew into very steep rocky ground on the east side of Black Combe at close to 1,700ft, having probably narrowly avoided the 1,600ft spur of the hill to the south.
It was the 10th January before the wreckage of the aircraft was discovered, it was reported that three of the crew were found in the burnt out wreckage of the aircraft while the fourth was found some distance down the hill. He had suffered superficial burns and fractures to his lower right leg and was presumed to have died from the effects of exposure on what at the time was a snow-covered mountain.