Airspeed Oxford Mk.I BG197 of 14 (P)AFU crashed near Matlock on the 3rd March 1943 while on a night cross country flight from Ossington near Newark on Trent
|George Howard McIlraith RNZAF||Sergeant||Pilot||Killed|
On the 3rd March 1943 Sgt George McIlraith of the Royal New Zealand Air Force took off on a night cross country flight from Ossington near Newark on Trent. At some point during the flight he apparently became disorientated and descended too low, shortly after he flew into a wooded hillside near Matlock. Interestingly to crash where he did Sgt McIlraith must have been flying east, which is back towards where he took off from.