Hawker Henley L3334 of No.1605 (Target Towing) Flight, flew into Craig Cwm Silyn on the 20th November 1942 while target towing from Towyn
|Walter James Havies||Pilot Officer||Pilot||Killed|
The pilot was carrying out target towing duties from Towyn, near Barmouth, when he disappeared. The aircraft was reported overdue and a search initiated, it was a couple of days latter that the wreck was discovered on the cliffs of Craig Cwm Silyn to the South West of Caernarfon. Most of the aircraft was recovered in very trying conditions, though it is reported that the aircraft’s Merlin Mk.II may still lie in the lake below the site as it was rolled down into the lake by the recovery crew.
Pilot Officer Havies was buried at Caernarfon cemetery which is within sight of where his aircraft crashed, below is a photograph of his grave.