The view towards Clatteringshaws Loch from the crash site of Dragonfly G-AEHC

2nd February 1937
Dragonfly G-AEHC
London Express Newspapers Ltd
Darnaw, Dumfries & Galloway

The Croydon based aircraft was being used to prove a safe air route from Renfrew to Speke under the sponsorship (and ownership) of the Daily Express in an unofficial response … Continue reading “1937-02-02|Dragonfly|G-AEHC|London Express Newspapers Ltd|Darnaw, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I L9153 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

9th January 1939
Anson Mk.I L9153
No.12 E&RFTS, RAF
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had left Prestwick for a navigation training flight, the burnt out wreck was discovered the following day by a shepherd on the lower slopes of Corserine. One of … Continue reading “1939-01-09|Anson Mk.I|L9153|No.12 E&RFTS, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Engine at the crash site of Blenheim P4848 on the lower slopes of Ben Inner, Carsphairn

8th November 1939
Blenheim Mk.IV P4848
Special Duties Flight, RAF
Ben Inner, Dumfries & Galloway

During the 8th November 1939 the Special Duties Flight, a unit which was testing radio and radar equipment among other things for the Air Ministry Research Establishment, were ferrying 5 … Continue reading “1939-11-08|Blenheim Mk.IV|P4848|Special Duties Flight, RAF|Ben Inner, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of He111 5J+SH on Cairnsmore of Fleet

9th August 1940
He111H-4 5J+SH
1/KG4, Luftwaffe
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft flew into the mountain a short way off the summit towards Eastman’s Cairn and was burnt out while on a sortie from its base at Soesterberg in Holland. … Continue reading “1940-08-09|He111H-4|5J+SH|1/KG4, Luftwaffe|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P5009 scattered about the shore of Loch Enoch

27th November 1940
Whitley Mk.V P5009
No.10 B&GS, RAF
Loch Enoch, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from Dumfries for a short flight to West Freugh near Stranraer, though the unit ORB recorded the flight as being the opposite direction, so that … Continue reading “1940-11-27|Whitley Mk.V|P5009|No.10 B&GS, RAF|Loch Enoch, Dumfries & Galloway”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Avro Anson W2630 on Cairnsmore of Fleet

17th April 1942
Anson Mk.I W2630
No.1 AOS, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The pilot was flying the aircraft on a night air test from RAF Wigtown, with a wireless operator and passenger who was an employee of Airwork Ltd, when they flew … Continue reading “1942-04-17|Anson Mk.I|W2630|No.1 AOS, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated Liberator AL624 on Drigmorn Hill, near Newton Stewart

14th September 1942
Liberator Mk.II AL624
No.1653 HCU, RAF
Drigmorn Hill, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was stationed at RAF Burn in Yorkshire, its crew were briefed, along with 3 other crews (those of Liberators AL597, AL625 & AL635) to carry out a cross … Continue reading “1942-09-14|Liberator Mk.II|AL624|No.1653 HCU, RAF|Drigmorn Hill, Dumfries & Galloway”

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

23rd October 1942
Anson Mk.I DG787
AN&BS, RAF
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”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson N5032 near Craigencallie, Newton Stewart

1st September 1943
Anson Mk.I N5032
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Craigencallie, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a night navigation exercise from RAF Wigtown, they were returning to their base but overshot on a northerly heading and flew into high ground to the … Continue reading “1943-09-01|Anson Mk.I|N5032|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Craigencallie, Dumfries & Galloway”

Larger pieces of wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito DD795 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

20th January 1944
Mosquito N.F. Mk.II DD795
No.60 OTU, RAF
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The two crew were both trainees of No.9 Course at No.60 OTU which was stationed at High Ercall in Shropshire. During the night of the 20th / 21st January 1944 … Continue reading “1944-01-20|Mosquito N.F. Mk.II|DD795|No.60 OTU, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EG485 on Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart

22nd February 1944
Anson Mk.I EG485
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft took off from Dumfries at 20:17 on the 22nd February for a night navigation exercise around the northern Irish Sea / North Channel area. The intended route was … Continue reading “1944-02-22|Anson Mk.I|EG485|No.10 (O)AFU, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Rolls Royce Merlin from Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV LD594 near Loch Doon

18th March 1944
Hurricane Mk.IV LD594
No.439 Sqn, RCAF
Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway

The story of this aircraft is virtually the same as Typhoon JR439 of No.440 Sqn which crashed within a few minutes of LD594. On the 18th March the two Royal … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Hurricane Mk.IV|LD594|No.439 Sqn, RCAF|Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial at the crash site of Hawker Typhoon JR439 near Dunharberry

18th March 1944
Typhoon Mk.IB JR439
No.440 Sqn, RCAF
Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 18th March 1944 No.440 and No.439 Squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force were being moved from RAF Ayr to RAF Hurn, Bournemouth, via RAF Woodvale in Lancashire. … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Typhoon Mk.IB|JR439|No.440 Sqn, RCAF|Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway”

Armstrong Cheetah engine from Avro Anson Mk.I N9589 on Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

12th June 1944
Anson Mk.I N9589
No.4 (O)AFU, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 12th June 1944 the crew of N9589 were brief for a night navigation exercise from their home station at West Feugh near Stranraer. The route was to be … Continue reading “1944-06-12|Anson Mk.I|N9589|No.4 (O)AFU, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Plaque dedicated to the victims of the crash of C-47A 42-93038 in Cairngarroch Bay

27th July 1944
C-47A 42-93038
441st TCG, USAAF
Cairngarroch Bay, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off, along with a second C-47, from its home station of Merryfield, 8 miles SE of Taunton in Somerset, and had flown to Filton on the … Continue reading “1944-07-27|C-47A|42-93038|441st TCG, USAAF|Cairngarroch Bay, Dumfries & Galloway”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetha engine from Avro Anson Mk.I MG827 on Criffel, New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway

4th November 1944
Anson Mk.I MG827
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Criffel, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was being used for a daytime cross country navigation flight from RAF Dumfries when it flew into the north western side of Criffel, an 1,800ft high mountain on … Continue reading “1944-11-04|Anson Mk.I|MG827|No.10 (O)AFU, RAF|Criffel, Dumfries & Galloway”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Avro Anson EG693 on Craigronald, Dumfries & Galloway

6th December 1944
Anson Mk.I EG693
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Craigronald, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from Millom in southwest Cumbria for a navigation and bombing exercise, while flying south over the mountains of southern Scotland the aircraft struck the snow … Continue reading “1944-12-06|Anson Mk.I|EG693|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Craigronald, Dumfries & Galloway”

Scattered parts at the crash site on Goodman's Cairn, Stranraer

12th June 1945
B-24M 44-50695
448th BG, USAAF
Goodman’s Cairn, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was one a large number of B-24s which were to be returned by air to the United States following the end of the war in Europe. On the … Continue reading “1945-06-12|B-24M|44-50695|448th BG, USAAF|Goodman’s Cairn, Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial and wreckage close to the crash site of Boeing KB-29P 44-83950 at Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

7th July 1951
KB-29P 44-83950
2nd BW, USAF
Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk at 09:17 (BST) for a Radar Navigation Flight which was to be followed by 4 hours of Air to Air … Continue reading “1951-07-07|KB-29P|44-83950|2nd BW, USAF|Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of Auster Workmaster G-APMJ on Dungeon Hill near Glen Trool, Dumfries and Galloway

18th October 1963
Auster J/1U Workmaster G-APMJ
Civil
Dungeon Hill, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was owned by Cumberland Aviation Services at Carlisle airport and was being used by a member of the flying club there to fly to Macrihanish near Campbeltown. The … Continue reading “1963-10-18|Auster J/1U Workmaster|G-APMJ|Civil|Dungeon Hill, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of McDonnell RF-4C Phantom on Cairnsmore of Fleet near Newton Stewart

28th March 1979
RF-4C 68-0566
10th TRW, USAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a low level reconnaissance training flight from RAF Alconbury near Huntingdon when the aircraft struck the southern side of Eastman’s Cairn, a ridge which extends west … Continue reading “1979-03-28|RF-4C|68-0566|10th TRW, USAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial overlooking the crash site of General Dynamics F-111E 68-0003 on Craignaw, Glen Trool near Newton Stewart

19th December 1979
F-111E 68-0003
20th TFW, USAF
Craignaw, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a training flight from Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire when the aircraft flew into a rocky outcrop on the south western side of Craignaw above Loch Neldricken … Continue reading “1979-12-19|F-111E|68-0003|20th TFW, USAF|Craignaw, Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial cairn and plaque at the crash site of Cessna 152 G-BNGD

21st December 1997
Cessna 152 G-BNGD
Civil
Barholm Hill, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft, which was owned by AV Aviation was leased to the flying club at Carlisle, who in turn had sub-leased it to Prestwick Flying Club, had been at Carlisle … Continue reading “1997-12-21|Cessna 152|G-BNGD|Civil|Barholm Hill, Dumfries & Galloway”