Crash site of Boeing B-17 41-9098 on Craig Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn, Powys

11th August 1942
B-17E 41-9098
97th BG, USAAF
Cadair Berwyn, Powys

The aircraft took off from Polebrook at 10:30 for cross country flight to Burtonwood, it was expected to arrive around 11:00. At 14:00 the aircraft was reported overdue, shortly afterwards … Continue reading “1942-08-11|B-17E|41-9098|97th BG, USAAF|Cadair Berwyn, Powys”

C-47 Dakota

13th January 1944
C-53D 42-68728
435th TCG, USAAF
Ossoms Hill, Grindon

The aircraft, a C-53D Skytrooper (dedicated paratroop variant of the Dakota), was flying from Langar, near Nottingham, to Burtonwood, near Warrington, during the early afternoon of the 13th January 1944 … Continue reading “1944-01-13|C-53D|42-68728|435th TCG, USAAF|Ossoms Hill, Grindon”

Crash site of Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman 43-35439 on Shining Tor, Derbyshire

24th September 1944
UC-64A 43-35439
10th AD Group, USAAF
Shining Tor, Buxton

On the 29th September 1944 2nd Lt Fredrickson was tasked with a liaison flight from Burtonwood near Warrington to RAF Winthorpe near Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire and back.  He … Continue reading “1944-09-24|UC-64A|43-35439|10th AD Group, USAAF|Shining Tor, Buxton”

Remains of a Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engine at the crash site of Consolidated B-24 Liberator 42-52003, Mill Hill, Hayfield, Derbyshire

11th October 1944
B-24J 42-52003
27th ATG, USAAF
Mill Hill, Glossop

The aircraft was being ferried from Burtonwood to Hardwick by a two man ferry crew on the 11th October 1944, the two men took off in the aircraft from Burtonwood … Continue reading “1944-10-11|B-24J|42-52003|27th ATG, USAAF|Mill Hill, Glossop”

Cliffs of Craig y Dulyn with the crash site of C-47 43-48473 part way up

11th November 1944
C-47B 43-48473
27th ATG, USAAF
Craig y Dulyn, Conwy

The crew were flying the aircraft from Le Borget airport near Paris to Burtonwood in Cheshire. They had departed at 08:30 (local) on the 11th November with a flight of … Continue reading “1944-11-11|C-47B|43-48473|27th ATG, USAAF|Craig y Dulyn, Conwy”

Crash site of Douglas C-47A 41-38608 at Dawson Farm, Bosley, Cheshire in 1944

22nd December 1944
C-47A 41-38608
363rd TRG, USAAF
Bosley, Macclesfield

The aircraft was being used to ferry supplies from Burtonwood to Le Culot (Y-10) in France via Grove near Wantage in Oxfordshire, along with a small number of passengers. The … Continue reading “1944-12-22|C-47A|41-38608|363rd TRG, USAAF|Bosley, Macclesfield”

Memorial at the crash site of Boeing B-17G 43-38944 on Birchenough Hill, Wildboarclough, Cheshire

2nd January 1945
B-17G 43-38944
398th BG, USAAF
Birchenough Hill, Wildboarclough

1st Lt De Cleene and the crew flying with him were all from the 398th and had flown over to Burtonwood to collect a new replacement aircraft for one which … Continue reading “1945-01-02|B-17G|43-38944|398th BG, USAAF|Birchenough Hill, Wildboarclough”

Crash site of Douglas A-20G Havoc 43-9958 at Flash near Leek, Staffordshire

3rd January 1945
A-20G 43-9958
27th ATG, USAAF
Flash, Leek

The aircraft was being ferried by a pilot from the 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group from Stanstead to Burtonwood. His route was meant to have been Stanstead – … Continue reading “1945-01-03|A-20G|43-9958|27th ATG, USAAF|Flash, Leek”

Crash site of B-26G 44-68072 on Y Garn, Snowdonia

1st February 1945
B-26G 44-68072
9th AF, USAAF
Y Garn, Gwynedd

The aircraft was one of 16 new B-26 Marauders that were being ferried from the USA to the UK where they would have final preparations for combat and be assigned … Continue reading “1945-02-01|B-26G|44-68072|9th AF, USAAF|Y Garn, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Consolidated B-24 Liberator 42-50668 on Black Hameldon near Burnley, Lancashire

19th February 1945
B-24J 42-50668
491st BG, USAAF
Black Hameldon, Lancashire

A number of the crew and passengers were buried at Cambridge American Cemetery.

Wright Cyclone engines at the crash site of RB-29A 44-61999 close to Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow

3rd November 1948
RB-29A 44-61999
91st RG, USAF
Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow

On the 3rd November 1948 RB-29A 44-61999 was being used for a flight from Scampton near Lincoln to Burtonwood near Warrington, a flight of less than a hour.  Low cloud … Continue reading “1948-11-03|RB-29A|44-61999|91st RG, USAF|Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas C-54A 45-543 on Stake House Fell, Garstang, Lancashire

7th January 1949
C-54A 45-543
61st TCG, USAF
Stake House Fell, Lancashire

The aircraft was being transferred from Rhein-Main Air Force Base near Frankfurt to RAF Burtonwood near Warrington for scheduled maintenance work. It had taken off at 13:12 and was to … Continue reading “1949-01-07|C-54A|45-543|61st TCG, USAF|Stake House Fell, Lancashire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Canada L-20A Beaver 52-6145

5th December 1956
L-20A 52-6145
81st FBW, USAF
Bramah Edge, Bleaklow

The aircraft was flying from Sculthorpe near Fakenham in Norfolk to Burtonwood so the passenger, also a pilot, could pick up an F-84 which had been at Burtonwood for maintenance … Continue reading “1956-12-05|L-20A|52-6145|81st FBW, USAF|Bramah Edge, Bleaklow”