Whitley Mk.V BD295 / UO-N of No.19 OTU crashed on Cawdor Moor to the Southwest of Nairn in the early hours of the 17th May 1943 while on a night cross country and bombing exercise


Raymond Wilson Pitts McFarland DFM Flight Lieutenant Pilot Injured
Kenneth Johnson Sampson Sergeant Pilot Killed
Alexander Chalmers Barrie Flying Officer Navigator Killed
Ronald Hartley Sergeant Air Bomber Killed
Arthur Thomas Hawkins Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Killed
Ronald Alfred Hartwell Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Died of Injuries
Padley Sergeant Air Gunner Injured

Sergeant Hartwell died of his injuries on the 19th May 1943.


Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V BD295 on Cawdor Moor near Inverness
A reasonable number of twisted fragments remain at the crash site. Most of the wreckage is concentrated in this collection though I did find a couple of pieces about 200 yards lower down the moor.