Wreckage from Handley Page Hampden P1260 below the crash site on the northern side of Snaefell

1st January 1940
Hampden Mk.I P1260
No.7 Sqn, RAF
Snaefell, Sulby

The crew of P1260 were on a daytime cross country navigation exercise from RAF Upper Heyford, they flew to Blackpool and then out over the Irish Sea.  The weather over … Continue reading “1940-01-01|Hampden Mk.I|P1260|No.7 Sqn, RAF|Snaefell, Sulby”

Crash site of Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4055 near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

23rd May 1940
Hampden Mk.I L4055
No.83 Sqn, RAF
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

The crew of L4055 had taken off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire on at 21:00 on the 22nd May to carry out an attack on Munchen Gladbach. They had been … Continue reading “1940-05-23|Hampden Mk.I|L4055|No.83 Sqn, RAF|Holmfirth, West Yorkshire”

The small pieces of Wreckage at the crash site of Handley Page Hampden L4189 on Black Edge, Buxton

30th September 1940
Hampden Mk.I L4189
No.106 Sqn, RAF
Black Edge, Buxton

At close to 20:30 on the 30th September 1940 Hampden L4189 left RAF Finningley near Doncaster for a night navigation exercise, the weather that night consisted of 10/10ths low cloud.  … Continue reading “1940-09-30|Hampden Mk.I|L4189|No.106 Sqn, RAF|Black Edge, Buxton”

Crash site of Handley Page Hampden Mk.I X3154 on Rushup Edge near Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire

21st December 1940
Hampden Mk.I X3154
No.106 Sqn, RAF
Rushup Edge, Derbyshire

The crew of the aircraft were on a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF Finningley near Doncaster when the aircraft flew into the southern side of Rushup Edge above … Continue reading “1940-12-21|Hampden Mk.I|X3154|No.106 Sqn, RAF|Rushup Edge, Derbyshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Handley Page Hampden Mk.I AE381 at Cluther Rocks, Kinder Scout, Hayfield

21st January 1942
Hampden Mk.I AE381
No.50 Sqn, RAF
Cluther Rocks, Kinder

The crew of AE381 were on a training flight from Skellingthorpe near Lincoln in weather not fit for flying, with high winds and blinding snow.  After becoming lost on a … Continue reading “1942-01-21|Hampden Mk.I|AE381|No.50 Sqn, RAF|Cluther Rocks, Kinder”