12th April 1941
Defiant Mk.I N1766
No.96 Sqn, RAF
Rowlee Pasture, Derwent Valley

The two crew were carrying out a night air test from Cranage near Middlewich in Cheshire. The radio receiver suffered a partial failure which prevented the two crew from communicating … Continue reading “1941-04-12|Defiant Mk.I|N1766|No.96 Sqn, RAF|Rowlee Pasture, Derwent Valley”

Crash site of Heinkel He111 G1+LH / 2871 at Hazel Grove near Stockport

7th May 1941
He111 2871 / G1+LH
KG55, Luftwaffe
Hazel Grove, Stockport

The aircraft had been taking part in a raid against the Trafford Park area. It had been flying at an altitude of 14000 feet also at that height was an … Continue reading “1941-05-07|He111|2871 / G1+LH|KG55, Luftwaffe|Hazel Grove, Stockport”

Crash site of Ju88 0662 M2+CK at Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire

7th May 1941
Ju88A-5 0662/M2+CK
3/ Kü Fl Gr 906, Luftwaffe
Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire

The aircraft had taken off from a base in Holland on the 6th May 1941 as part of a large attack against Glasgow and Greenock. At 02:00 on the 7th … Continue reading “1941-05-07|Ju88A-5|0662/M2+CK|3/ Kü Fl Gr 906, Luftwaffe|Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Boulton Paul Defiant N1651 near Marshaw, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

18th August 1941
Defiant Mk.I N1651
No.256 Sqn, RAF
Hawthornthwaite Fell, Lancashire

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N1651 / JT-Z of No.256 Squadron, RAF, crashed on Hawthornthwaite Fell near Abbeystead in the Forest of Bowland on the 18th August 1941 while on a night training flight from Squires Gate   Norman Jack Sharpe Pilot Officer Pilot Killed  

Crash site of Boulton Paul Defiant N3378 at Near Bleaklow Stones, Derbyshire

29th August 1941
Defiant Mk.I N3378
No.255 Sqn, RAF
Bleaklow Stones, Bleaklow

The exact reason for the flight is uncertain, N3378 was assigned to No.255 Squadron at RAF Hibaldstow in Lincolnshire but it had been to RAF Turnhouse at Edinburgh. Onboard were … Continue reading “1941-08-29|Defiant Mk.I|N3378|No.255 Sqn, RAF|Bleaklow Stones, Bleaklow”

Crash site of Boulton Paul Defiant T4042 on Hunt Law, Lauder, Scottish Borders

29th August 1941
Defiant Mk.I T4042
No.60 OTU, RAF
Hunt Law, Borders

During the early morning of the 29th August Sgt La Gruta was briefed by Sergeant R J McNair, an instructor with C Flight at 60 OTU who had previously flown … Continue reading “1941-08-29|Defiant Mk.I|T4042|No.60 OTU, RAF|Hunt Law, Borders”

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon

16th October 1941
Defiant Mk.I T3921
No.96 Sqn, RAF
Nr Buxton, Derbyshire

Until the spring of 2005 we had thought that the crash site had been located on the eastern side of Shining Tor, this however was wrong. We were able to … Continue reading “1941-10-16|Defiant Mk.I|T3921|No.96 Sqn, RAF|Nr Buxton, Derbyshire”