Circular scar at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I DG787 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

23rd October 1942
Anson Mk.I DG787
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was on a night navigation exercise from Jurby on the Isle of Man when it failed to return, after being reported missing nothing more was heard for two … Continue reading “1942-10-23|Anson Mk.I|DG787|AN&BS, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of North American Harvard Mk.IIB FT442 on Shining Tor, Buxton, Derbyshire

30th November 1944
Harvard Mk.IIB FT442
No.5 (P)AFU, RAF
Shining Tor, Buxton

On the 30th November 1944, Sergeant Julius Sofranko, a Czechoslovakian who had joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve, took off from RAF Ternhill piloting Harvard FT442 on a solo cross country … Continue reading “1944-11-30|Harvard Mk.IIB|FT442|No.5 (P)AFU, RAF|Shining Tor, Buxton”

Alan with wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated Liberator FL949, Cuilags, Island of Hoy, Orkney

1st January 1945
Liberator Mk.V FL949
No.311 Sqn, RAF
Cuilags, Orkney

The aircraft was returning to Wick, though the Squadron was stationed further down the coast at Tain, from an uneventful anti-submarine patrol in near arctic conditions, with low cloud, high … Continue reading “1945-01-01|Liberator Mk.V|FL949|No.311 Sqn, RAF|Cuilags, Orkney”