Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire K9888 on Great Dun Fell, Appleby, Cumbria

18th July 1939
Spitfire Mk.I K9888
No.41 Sqn, RAF
Great Dun Fell, Cumbria

Sergeant Mitchell was on a flight from Catterick in North Yorkshire to Dumfries, he had taken off at around 10:55 and had flown west via Bowes where he entered into a … Continue reading “1939-07-18|Spitfire Mk.I|K9888|No.41 Sqn, RAF|Great Dun Fell, Cumbria”

de Havilland Hornet PX244

4th November 1948
Hornet F. Mk.1 PX244
No.41 Sqn, RAF
Radbourne, Derbyshire

While at 8000ft on a “Calibration flight + aerobatics” from Church Fenton both engines cut.  The pilot attempted a forced landing but before slowing, the aircraft ploughed through a hedge … Continue reading “1948-11-04|Hornet F. Mk.1|PX244|No.41 Sqn, RAF|Radbourne, Derbyshire”