Mynydd Moel near Dolgellau, crash site of Vickers Wellington HX433

28th May 1942
Wellington Mk.IC HX433
No.1443 (F) Flt, RAF
Mynydd Moel, Gwynedd

The crew of Wellington HX433 were carrying out a fuel consumption test flight from RAF Harwell near Didcot prior to the aircraft being ferried to the Middle East. The weather … Continue reading “1942-05-28|Wellington Mk.IC|HX433|No.1443 (F) Flt, RAF|Mynydd Moel, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Republic P-47 42-75101 on Mynydd Copog, Dolgellau, Wales

4th May 1944
P-47D 42-75101
495th FTG, USAAF
Mynydd Copog, Gwynedd

The pilot was performing authorised aerobatics and local flying from Atcham near Shrewsbury, he had flown west across mid Wales and during a series of rolls drifted over higher ground. … Continue reading “1944-05-04|P-47D|42-75101|495th FTG, USAAF|Mynydd Copog, Gwynedd”

Memorial plaque below the crash site of B-17 44-8639 on Craig Cwm Llwyd, Copyright - Peak District Air Accident Research

8th June 1945
B-17G 44-8639
351st BG, USAAF
Craig Cwm Llwyd, Gwynedd

Following the end of conflict in Europe US Forces began to return home, some as their period of service came to an end and others in preparation for the expected … Continue reading “1945-06-08|B-17G|44-8639|351st BG, USAAF|Craig Cwm Llwyd, Gwynedd”