Memorial at the crash site of Fairey Battle Mk.I L5499 in woodland at Calverton, Nottinghamshire

13th October 1940
Battle Mk.I L5499
No.300 Sqn, RAF
Calverton, Nottinghamshire

The crew were on a sortie from RAF Swinderby, along with five other aircraft from the Squadron, to attack the harbour and shipping at Calais. They had taken off at … Continue reading “1940-10-13|Battle Mk.I|L5499|No.300 Sqn, RAF|Calverton, Nottinghamshire”

Wreckage from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P5009 scattered about the shore of Loch Enoch

27th November 1940
Whitley Mk.V P5009
No.10 B&GS, RAF
Loch Enoch, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from Dumfries for a short flight to West Freugh near Stranraer, though the unit ORB recorded the flight as being the opposite direction, so that … Continue reading “1940-11-27|Whitley Mk.V|P5009|No.10 B&GS, RAF|Loch Enoch, Dumfries & Galloway”

Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV

3rd July 1941
Blenheim Mk.IV Z5870
No.12 Group AAC Flt, RAF
Crowden Tower, Edale

Sgt Plotek was flying to aircraft from RAF Digby in Lincolnshire to Ringway, he was accompanied by three personnel from Digby who were visiting Manchester on leave, and flew into … Continue reading “1941-07-03|Blenheim Mk.IV|Z5870|No.12 Group AAC Flt, RAF|Crowden Tower, Edale”

Section of wing spar at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane V6565 on Slight Side, Sca Fell

12th August 1941
Hurricane Mk.I V6565 & V7742
No.55 OTU, RAF
Slight Side, Sca Fell

The two aircraft had taken off from Usworth, near Sunderland, for a two ship formation flying exercise over the north of England, with Sgt Karubin as the flight leader.  At … Continue reading “1941-08-12|Hurricane Mk.I|V6565 & V7742|No.55 OTU, RAF|Slight Side, Sca Fell”

Fairey Battle Mk.I at the Royal Air Force Museum

24th August 1941
Battle Mk.I K9221
No.16 FTS, RAF
Dore, Sheffield

Looking from the crash site of Wellington N2848 towards Great Whernside

30th January 1942
Wellington Mk.IC N2848
No.18 OTU, RAF
Starbotton Fell, North Yorkshire

The Polish crew of Wellington N2848 were on a cross-country navigation training flight from RAF Bramcote in Warwickshire to Carlisle, Newcastle and Hull. The weather on the 30th January 1942 … Continue reading “1942-01-30|Wellington Mk.IC|N2848|No.18 OTU, RAF|Starbotton Fell, North Yorkshire”

Westland Lysander at the Royal Air Force Museum

30th May 1942
Lysander Mk.IIIA V9729
No.6 AACU, RAF
Cronkstone, Buxton

The aircraft was being used to provide night anti-aircraft co-operation with ground units at Rhyl and had taken off from Sealand near Chester. While returning from the Rhyl area to … Continue reading “1942-05-30|Lysander Mk.IIIA|V9729|No.6 AACU, RAF|Cronkstone, Buxton”

Crash site of Miles Master Mk.III W8474 at Mottram-in-Longdendale

19th July 1942
Master Mk.III W8474
No.16 FTS, RAF
Mottram, Hyde

LAC Gowkowski was on a cross country flight from RAF Newton near Nottingham. His aircraft was seen circling around the Mottram area before the aircraft struck a high tension cable … Continue reading “1942-07-19|Master Mk.III|W8474|No.16 FTS, RAF|Mottram, Hyde”

21st March 1943
Master Mk.III W8761
No.16 FTS, RAF
Camp Hill, Tideswell

The aircraft was being use for formation flying practice from RAF Newton near Nottingham with the pupil leading the formation. They encountered poor visibility and became separated from the rest … Continue reading “1943-03-21|Master Mk.III|W8761|No.16 FTS, RAF|Camp Hill, Tideswell”

View from the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I DJ275 on Sca Fell

9th August 1943
Anson Mk.I DJ275
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Cam Spout, Sca Fell

The crew were on a navigation exercise from Dumfries when they flew into the southern side of Sca Fell above Cam Spout killing all on board.

Memorial plaque near the crash site of Vickers Wellington HZ251 at Low Bradley, Skipton, North Yorkshire

23rd September 1943
Wellington Mk.XI HZ251
No.6 OTU, RAF
Low Bradley, Skipton

The crew of HZ251 had flown a cross country navigation exercise on the 22nd September from their home station at RAF Silloth in Cumbria, they landed at RAF Skipton-on-Swale near … Continue reading “1943-09-23|Wellington Mk.XI|HZ251|No.6 OTU, RAF|Low Bradley, Skipton”

21st March 1944
Spitfire Mk.Vb W3569
No.316 Sqn, RAF
Bosley Cloud, Cheshire

The pilot was on a training flight from RAF Woodvale near Southport when he suffered from engines trouble and attempted to force land but the aircraft crashed during the attempt … Continue reading “1944-03-21|Spitfire Mk.Vb|W3569|No.316 Sqn, RAF|Bosley Cloud, Cheshire”

Armstrong Siddeley engine at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N9853 on Edale Moor, Kinder Scout

11th December 1944
Anson Mk.I N9853
No.16 FTS, RAF
Edale Moor, Kinder

The pilot was flying a number of the staff from the No.16 (Polish) Flying Training School base at Newton in Nottinghamshire to RAF Millom on the Cumbrian coast. While in … Continue reading “1944-12-11|Anson Mk.I|N9853|No.16 FTS, RAF|Edale Moor, Kinder”

Wreckage scattered about the crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.XIII MF174 on South Barrule, Isle of Man

22nd December 1944
Wellington Mk.XIII MF174
EANS, RAF
South Barrule

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Shawbury in Shropshire at 11:23 for a navigation exercise.  The aircraft should have returned to Shawbury at around 16:00.  The aircraft reached the … Continue reading “1944-12-22|Wellington Mk.XIII|MF174|EANS, RAF|South Barrule”

Excavation of the crash site of North American Mustang Mk.III FX931 at High Bentham, North Yorkshire

14th February 1945
Mustang Mk.III FX931
No.61 OTU, RAF
High Bentham, North Yorkshire

Sergeant Struniewski, a member of the Polish Air Force and on No.54 Course at 61 OTU, was briefed, along with four other pilots, for a day cross country flight from … Continue reading “1945-02-14|Mustang Mk.III|FX931|No.61 OTU, RAF|High Bentham, North Yorkshire”

de Havilland Tiger Moth

9th July 1945
Tiger Moth Mk.II EM931
No.25 EFTS, RAF
Bradfield, Sheffield

Crash site of Mustang Mk.III SR411 on Wives Hill, Darwen Moor

29th July 1945
Mustang Mk.III SR411
No.316 Sqn, RAF
Darwen Moor, Lancashire

On the 28th July 1945 four aircraft from No.316 Squadron had taken off from RAF Coltishall in Norfolk and flown to air stations elsewhere in the country. One of these … Continue reading “1945-07-29|Mustang Mk.III|SR411|No.316 Sqn, RAF|Darwen Moor, Lancashire”

Alan at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I MG445 on Slieau Ruy, Laxey

3rd January 1946
Anson Mk.I MG445
No.5 ANS, RAF
Slieau Ruy, Laxey

F/Sgt Beller and his crew had taken off from Jurby during the morning of the 3rd January 1946. They flew to Hooton Park near Ellesmere Port to collect Mr Williams … Continue reading “1946-01-03|Anson Mk.I|MG445|No.5 ANS, RAF|Slieau Ruy, Laxey”