Crash site of Lockheed P-38 42-67859, Ochlon, Black Mountains

12th April 1944
P-38J 42-67859
370th FG, USAAF
Olchon Valley, Herefordshire

The pilot was on a cross country navigation exercise from Andover, his route was Andover – Aberdovey – Bedford – Andover. It was while flying on the first leg of … Continue reading “1944-04-12|P-38J|42-67859|370th FG, USAAF|Olchon Valley, Herefordshire”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford PH242 on Hay Bluff near Hay-on-Wye

7th January 1946
Oxford Mk.I PH242
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Hay Bluff, Herefordshire

It may be of interest that 4 days latter Oxford LX673 of No.21 (P)AFU was lost in a fatal accident in the Peak District.

Crash site of Vulcan XH536 on Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Brecon Beacons

11th February 1966
Vulcan B. Mk.2 XH536
Cottesmore Wing, RAF
Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Powys

The crew of Vulcan XH536, from No.9 Squadron, took off at 13:26 on the 11th February 1966 from RAF Cottesmore near Oakham in Rutland for a cross country flight. The … Continue reading “1966-02-11|Vulcan B. Mk.2|XH536|Cottesmore Wing, RAF|Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Powys”