Crash site of Short Stirling LK502 at Cliffe Park, Rudyard, Leek

27th May 1944
Stirling Mk.III LK502
No.1654 HCU, RAF
Cliffe Park, Leek

The crew were on a night cross country exercise from RAF Wigsley, with one of the objectives being to take a night photogaph of the Menai Bridge between Bangor and … Continue reading “1944-05-27|Stirling Mk.III|LK502|No.1654 HCU, RAF|Cliffe Park, Leek”

Recovery of the main undercarriage oleo from the crash site of Short Stirling LJ628 on Upper Commons, Langsett

21st July 1944
Stirling Mk.III LJ628
No.1654 HCU, RAF
Upper Commons, Howden Moors

The crew were on an exercise from RAF Wiglsey in Nottinghamshire, having been briefed to carry out two and three engine flying as part of a cross country flight. The … Continue reading “1944-07-21|Stirling Mk.III|LJ628|No.1654 HCU, RAF|Upper Commons, Howden Moors”