Lockheed Hudson Mk.III T9432 / ZS-B of No.233 Sqn RAF, crashed on Ben Lui near Tyndrum on the 15th April 1941
Douglas Eric Green
Fredrick Victor Norman Lown
Leonard Alfred Aylott
Wilfred Alan Rooks
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Sgt Aylott was from Buckhurst Hill in Essex, there is a photograph of his grave on the
Buckhurst Hill history website.
The aircraft had been on a patrol from RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland when it flew into Ben Lui close to the summit of the snow covered mountain in poor weather, the wreckage then fell onto the south eastern flank of the mountain, ending up close to the 3000ft line.
Large amounts of T9432 can be found in a gully high up one Ben Lui, the site is difficult to access and the mountain has many hidden dangers, the site is surrounded by rocky crags and cliffs. The reason that much of the aircraft remains is its isolation, even recovery using a helicopter would be difficult due to a large rock face next to the site.
This photo shows the rearfuselage of T9432, still attached is one of the two tail planes and the tail wheel bracket.
This is a close up view of the rear fuselage, the crew access doorway can be seen, the door having come off. Part of the other tail plane is visible on the left of the photo.
This is a view of the two wings from the aircraft lying in the gully.
Both of the Wright Cyclone engines can be found at the site, this one lies next to one of the aircrafts wheels.