Lockheed P-38F Lightning 41-7669 of the 14th Fighter Group crashed at Cliviger near Burnley on the 1st September 1942
|Lyle L. Williams||2nd Lieutenant||Pilot||Killed|
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 a patch of trees on a hill above the village of Cliviger while in a tight turn. The aircraft immediately began to disintegrate as it lost height down the side of the hill and eventually crashed into a disused quarry near the bottom. The pilot had been thrown clear of the cockpit and was found in the field immediately above the main crash site.