Crash site of Handley Page Halifax Mk.II BB320 at Cellerhead near Leek, Staffordshire

7th February 1944
Halifax Mk.II BB320
No.1656 HCU, RAF
Cellerhead, Staffordshire

The crew were on a night navigation exercise from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster, having taken off at 17:40.  A little under an hour into the flight the aircraft was seen … Continue reading “1944-02-07|Halifax Mk.II|BB320|No.1656 HCU, RAF|Cellerhead, Staffordshire”

Plaque commemorating the crew of Halifax JP190 at Craik, near Hawick, Scottish Borders

1st April 1944
Halifax Mk.II JP190
No.1656 HCU, RAF
Muckle Knowe, Borders

The crew, along with a second Flight Engineer, were on a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster having taken off at 20:15 when the aircraft struck … Continue reading “1944-04-01|Halifax Mk.II|JP190|No.1656 HCU, RAF|Muckle Knowe, Borders”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster PA411 on Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale, Derbyshire

21st December 1948
Lancaster Mk.1 PA411
No.230 OCU, RAF
Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale

The crew had taken off from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster during the night of the 20th December for a Night Familiarisation exercise, this was to have been largely local flying. … Continue reading “1948-12-21|Lancaster Mk.1|PA411|No.230 OCU, RAF|Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale”