Pegal Burn looking towards the crash site of Ju88 4D+EK

17th October 1939
Ju88A-1 4D+EK
Isle of Hoy, Orkney

The aircraft was one of a number taking part in an attack on the fleet anchorage of Scapa Flow, the crews had been briefed to attack only ships at anchor … Continue reading “1939-10-17|Ju88A-1|4D+EK|1/KG25|Isle of Hoy, Orkney”

Port wing at the crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7310 on Withi Gill, Isle of Hoy

19th March 1941
Hudson Mk.I N7310
No.220 Sqn, RAF
Withi Gill, Orkney

No.220 Squadron was stationed at RAF Thornaby near Middlesbrough with a number of detached Flights at other coastal air stations, one was at RAF Wick in Caithness. At 05:50 on … Continue reading “1941-03-19|Hudson Mk.I|N7310|No.220 Sqn, RAF|Withi Gill, Orkney”

Wreckage at the crash site of Fairey Albacore BF592 on Mel Fae, Rackwick, Isle of Hoy

24th June 1942
Albacore Mk.I BF592
No.871 Sqn, RN
Mel Fea, Orkney

The aircraft was flying to RNAS Hatson near Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, from Evanton on the Cromarty Firth near Inverness on the Scottish mainland. The aircraft was to … Continue reading “1942-06-24|Albacore Mk.I|BF592|No.871 Sqn, RN|Mel Fea, Orkney”

The starboard wing root at the crash site of Vought Corsair JT461 at Enegars, Isle of Hoy

11th July 1944
Corsair Mk.II JT461
No.1841 Sqn, RAF
Enegars, Orkney

The aircraft was being flown from RNAS Hatson near Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, to the aircraft carrier HMS Formidable when it flew into the cloud covered high ground … Continue reading “1944-07-11|Corsair Mk.II|JT461|No.1841 Sqn, RAF|Enegars, Orkney”

Alan with wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated Liberator FL949, Cuilags, Island of Hoy, Orkney

1st January 1945
Liberator Mk.V FL949
No.311 Sqn, RAF
Cuilags, Orkney

The aircraft was returning to Wick, though the Squadron was stationed further down the coast at Tain, from an uneventful anti-submarine patrol in near arctic conditions, with low cloud, high … Continue reading “1945-01-01|Liberator Mk.V|FL949|No.311 Sqn, RAF|Cuilags, Orkney”