Westland Lysander Mk.III T1655 of No.61 OTU, crashed on Cadair Bronwen
|Douglas Harvey Walder||Acting Flight Lieutenant||Pilot||Killed|
The aircraft had taken off from RAF Rednal in Shropshire to carry out a search for Spitfire Mk.IIA P7295 which had been lost the day before. The pilot of the Lysander located the crashed Spitfire and flew low over it before crossing over the head of the valley to the north of Cadair Berwyn. It was while over the head of that valley that the aircraft was caught by a strong down-draught caused by the wind blowing over the ridge to the west. Flt Lt Walder lost control of the aircraft which crashed into a stream between Cadair Berwyn and Cadair Bronwen.