Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V EB338 at Alsop-en-le-Dale near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

13th May 1943
Whitley Mk.V EB338
No.81 OTU, RAF
Alsop-en-le-Dale, Ashbourne

Only half an hour in the flight, which was routed as Base – Lincoln – Peterborough – Base, the port engine failed, it was successfully re-started and it ran at … Continue reading “1943-05-13|Whitley Mk.V|EB338|No.81 OTU, RAF|Alsop-en-le-Dale, Ashbourne”

Aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA765 near Dilhorne, Staffordshire

31st January 1944
Whitley Mk.V LA765
No.81 OTU, RAF
Dilhorne, Staffordshire

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA765 of No.81 OTU crashed at Dilhorne, Stoke-on-trent, 31st January 1944 while flying from Whitchurch Heath in Shropshire   Ian Leslie Wilkinson Sergeant Pilot Killed John Frederick Cusworth Flying Officer Navigator Killed George Victor Bourne Sergeant Bomb Aimer Killed Andrew Harkes Robertson Sergeant Wireless Operator Killed Thomas H. Weightman Flight Sergeant … Continue reading “1944-01-31|Whitley Mk.V|LA765|No.81 OTU, RAF|Dilhorne, Staffordshire”