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”

The crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.I W9112 on Lowther Hill

21st July 1941
Hurricane Mk.I W9112
No.59 OTU, RAF
Lowther Hill, South Lanarkshire

The pilot was on a local flying exercise with elements of blind flying, map reading and D/F homing from RAF Crosby-on-Eden when he flew into the northern side of Lowther … Continue reading “1941-07-21|Hurricane Mk.I|W9112|No.59 OTU, RAF|Lowther Hill, South Lanarkshire”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC R1093 on Carn Garbh near Brora, Sutherland

30th July 1941
Wellington Mk.IC R1093
No.20 OTU, RAF
Carn Garbh, Sutherland

The crew were on a navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth when they flew into the north western end of Carn Garbh, a 1770ft high hill to the west of … Continue reading “1941-07-30|Wellington Mk.IC|R1093|No.20 OTU, RAF|Carn Garbh, Sutherland”

View of the crash site of Vickers Wellington W5719 on Far Upper Tor, Kinder Scout, Edale

31st July 1941
Wellington Mk.IC W5719
No.150 Sqn, RAF
Upper Tor, Edale

No.150 Squadron, which in the summer of 1941 had recently moved to RAF Snaith in Yorkshire, was ordered to provide 8 Wellington aircraft for a planned raid against the German … Continue reading “1941-07-31|Wellington Mk.IC|W5719|No.150 Sqn, RAF|Upper Tor, Edale”

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley T4234 on Widdale Fell, Dent, Yorkshire

23rd August 1941
Whitley Mk.V T4234
No.10 Sqn, RAF
Widdale Fell, Cumbria

The crew were returning to RAF Leeming near Northallerton from a raid against Le Harve, which had been their first as a crew and first sortie for more than one … Continue reading “1941-08-23|Whitley Mk.V|T4234|No.10 Sqn, RAF|Widdale Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I AT486 on Caw Fell, Ennerdale

2nd November 1941
Oxford Mk.I AT486
No.2 AOS, RAF
Caw Fell, Ennerdale

The aircraft was being used for a navigation exercise from RAF Millom on the coast to the south of the Lake District when it flew into Caw Fell.

Rear fuselage of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley N1498 which crashed on Carn a Choire Mhoir, near Tomatin, at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry

6th January 1942
Whitley Mk.V N1498
No.19 OTU, RAF
Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire

Whitley Mk.V N1498 of No.19 Operational Training Unit, flew into Carn a Choire Mhoir near Tomatin whilst on an evening training flight from RAF Kinloss on the 6th January 1942   John George Irvine Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed John Graham Castling Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed Cecil Spencer George DFM Sergeant Pilot (Instructor) Killed … Continue reading “1942-01-06|Whitley Mk.V|N1498|No.19 OTU, RAF|Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire”

crash site of Catalina Z2148 on Willa-mina Hoga, Isle of Yell, Shetland

19th January 1942
Catalina Mk.I Z2148
No.240 Sqn, RAF
Isle of Yell, Shetland

The crew of the aircraft had flown from their normal home station of RAF Castle Archdale on Lough Erne to RAF Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth north of Inverness before … Continue reading “1942-01-19|Catalina Mk.I|Z2148|No.240 Sqn, RAF|Isle of Yell, Shetland”

No.83 MU Personnel at the crash site of Wellington T2714

8th February 1942
Wellington Mk.IC T2714
No.22 OTU, RAF
Burn Tod, Uldale

The crew were on a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Wellesbourne Mountford near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire when their aircraft crashed near the summit of Burn Tod in the … Continue reading “1942-02-08|Wellington Mk.IC|T2714|No.22 OTU, RAF|Burn Tod, Uldale”

Wreckage at the crash site of Handley Page Halifax L9619

16th February 1942
Halifax Mk.II L9619
No.10 Sqn, RAF
Keld, North Yorkshire

The crew were one of six crews from No.10 Squadron, stationed at RAF Leeming, detailed to attack the French port of St Nazaire during the night of the 15th/16th February … Continue reading “1942-02-16|Halifax Mk.II|L9619|No.10 Sqn, RAF|Keld, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Spitfire P8563

27th March 1942
Spitfire Mk.VA P8563
No.81 Sqn, RAF
Stanhope, County Durham

No.81 Squadron were, in early 1942, stationed at Ouston to the North-west of Newcastle upon Tyne and were one of the Squadrons tasked with providing fighter defence of the North … Continue reading “1942-03-27|Spitfire Mk.VA|P8563|No.81 Sqn, RAF|Stanhope, County Durham”

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Z9221 on Kirkby Malzeard Moor, Ripon, Yorkshire

28th March 1942
Whitley Mk.V Z9221
No.77 Sqn, RAF
Kirkby Malzeard Moor, North Yorkshire

The crew were returning to RAF Leeming near Northallerton from an unsuccessful sortie against the French port of St Nazaire when the aircraft crashed on Kirkby Malzeard Moor to the … Continue reading “1942-03-28|Whitley Mk.V|Z9221|No.77 Sqn, RAF|Kirkby Malzeard Moor, North Yorkshire”

Mynydd Moel near Dolgellau, crash site of Vickers Wellington HX433

28th May 1942
Wellington Mk.IC HX433
No.1443 (F) Flt, RAF
Mynydd Moel, Gwynedd

The crew of Wellington HX433 were carrying out a fuel consumption test flight from RAF Harwell near Didcot prior to the aircraft being ferried to the Middle East. The weather … Continue reading “1942-05-28|Wellington Mk.IC|HX433|No.1443 (F) Flt, RAF|Mynydd Moel, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N5297 on Shalloch-on-Minnoch, South Ayrshire

2nd July 1942
Anson Mk.I N5297
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Shalloch-on-Minnoch, South Ayrshire

The aircraft was being used for a cross country navigation training flight with a crew of five, a staff pilot and wireless operator along with three trainees. After taking off … Continue reading “1942-07-02|Anson Mk.I|N5297|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Shalloch-on-Minnoch, South Ayrshire”

Small amount of wreckage at the crash site of Short Stirling N6075 on Merryton Low near Leek, Staffordshire

13th July 1942
Stirling Mk.I N6075
No.101 Sqn Con. Flt, RAF
Merryton Low, Leek

It while on a cross country navigation flight from RAF Oakington in Cambridgeshire that the aircraft flew into high ground at Merrytown Low to the east of Leek a short … Continue reading “1942-07-13|Stirling Mk.I|N6075|No.101 Sqn Con. Flt, RAF|Merryton Low, Leek”

Crash site of Avro Anson DJ472 on Caisteal Abhail on the Isle of Arran

2nd August 1942
Anson Mk.I DJ472
No.1 (O)AFU
Caisteal Abhail, Isle of Arran

On the 2nd August 1942 Anson DJ472 left RAF Wigtown to the south of Newton Stewart in Galloway for a cross country navigation flight. At about 18:00 while on a … Continue reading “1942-08-02|Anson Mk.I|DJ472|No.1 (O)AFU|Caisteal Abhail, Isle of Arran”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane P3385 on Allt-y-Ceffylau near Blaenau Ffestiniog

9th August 1942
Hurricane Mk.I P3385
MSFU, RAF
Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd

The pilot was on a flight from Speke near Liverpool to RAF Valley on Anglesey where he was to take part in an air-to-air firing exercise. He had entered cloud … Continue reading “1942-08-09|Hurricane Mk.I|P3385|MSFU, RAF|Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Vickers Wellington T2715 on Dufton Fell, Appleby, Cumbria

20th August 1942
Wellington Mk.IC T2715
No.25 OTU, RAF
Dufton Fell, Cumbria

From all of the available records only the pilot’s name has ever been found. Sgt Crew was latter commissioned and became a Squadron Leader before being killed on the 5th … Continue reading “1942-08-20|Wellington Mk.IC|T2715|No.25 OTU, RAF|Dufton Fell, Cumbria”

Memorial cairn at the crash site of Avro Anson DJ106 on Ben MacDui, Cairngorm Mountains

21st August 1942
Anson Mk.I DJ106
No.19 OTU, RAF
Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire

The crew of DJ106 was on a day time cross country navigation flight from RAF Kinloss. It was while returning to base that the aircraft flew into the western side … Continue reading “1942-08-21|Anson Mk.I|DJ106|No.19 OTU, RAF|Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Bristol Beaufort L4479 on Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

30th August 1942
Beaufort Mk.I L4479
No.5 OTU, RAF
Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

The crew of the aircraft were on a training flight from RAF Turnberry to the South of Ayr on the evening of the 30th August 1942. An hour and forty … Continue reading “1942-08-30|Beaufort Mk.I|L4479|No.5 OTU, RAF|Goat Fell, Isle of Arran”

Crash site of Bristol Beaufort N1180 on Tor Mhor, Mull of Kintyre

2nd September 1942
Beaufort Mk.I N1180
No.1 TTU, RAF
Tor Mhor, Kintyre

While normally stationed at RAF Abbotsinch (now Glasgow Airport), the crew had been detatched to operate from RAF Turnberry on the Ayrshire coast. They had been briefed for a night … Continue reading “1942-09-02|Beaufort Mk.I|N1180|No.1 TTU, RAF|Tor Mhor, Kintyre”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC DV600

4th September 1942
Wellington Mk.IC DV600
No.25 OTU, RAF
High Doat, Seatoller

The crew of DV600 were tasked with a night cross county flight, they departed RAF Finningley near Doncaster at about 21:00. At around 22:30 the aircraft flew into the wooded … Continue reading “1942-09-04|Wellington Mk.IC|DV600|No.25 OTU, RAF|High Doat, Seatoller”

The view towards the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I L7968 near Buxton, Derbyshire

15th October 1942
Anson Mk.I L7968
CNS, RAF
Moss Ridge, Buxton

The crew had been returning to Cranage but had mistaken one of the navigation beacons so instead of flying towards the airfield flew away from it towards the high ground … Continue reading “1942-10-15|Anson Mk.I|L7968|CNS, RAF|Moss Ridge, Buxton”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas Boston Z2186 on Carnedd Dafydd, Snowdonia, Wales

17th October 1942
Boston Mk.III Z2186
No.418 Sqn, RCAF
Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd

The interesting fact that I noticed with the crew was that two of them were navigators, since Air Observer was the term used used for the combined role of navigator … Continue reading “1942-10-17|Boston Mk.III|Z2186|No.418 Sqn, RCAF|Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Mustang AP208 on Holdron Moss, Lancashire

29th November 1942
Mustang Mk.I AP208
No.4 Sqn, RAF
Holdron Moss, Lancashire

North American Mustang Mk.I AP208 of No.4 Squadron RAF flew into Holdron Moss in the Forest of Bowland on the 29th November 1942 whilst on a photographic training flight from Clifton near York   Sohlto Paton Marlatt Flying Officer RCAF Pilot Killed  

Airspeed Oxford

15th January 1943
Oxford Mk.I DF408
No.1531 BAT Flt, RAF
Sutton, Macclesfield

Crash site of Sunderland DV979 at Black Rock, Islay

24th January 1943
Sunderland Mk.III DV979
No.246 Sqn, RAF
Black Rock, Isle of Islay

The crew of the aircraft had been on an operational patrol, carrying out a parallel track search, from Bowmore of the sea area RU58, having taken off at 07:24. The … Continue reading “1943-01-24|Sunderland Mk.III|DV979|No.246 Sqn, RAF|Black Rock, Isle of Islay”

Wreckage at the crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III X3348 on Blackden Edge, Kinder Scout, Edale

26th January 1943
Wellington Mk.III X3348
No.427 Sqn, RCAF
Blackden Edge, Kinder

The crew were detailed to attack the French port of Lorient, taking off at 16:51 with a bomb load of 3,240lb of indendiary bombs in nine 360lb clusters. While returning … Continue reading “1943-01-26|Wellington Mk.III|X3348|No.427 Sqn, RCAF|Blackden Edge, Kinder”

Crash site of Halifax W1146 on Great Shunner Fell, Keld, Yorkshire

28th January 1943
Halifax Mk.II W1146
No.1659 HCU, RAF
Great Shunner Fell, North Yorkshire

The crew had taken off from Leeming for a cross county navigation exercise, while returning to Leeming the aircraft struck the ground on the north eastern side of Great Shunner … Continue reading “1943-01-28|Halifax Mk.II|W1146|No.1659 HCU, RAF|Great Shunner Fell, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.I ED481 on Hawnby Hill, North Yorkshire

30th January 1943
Lancaster Mk.I ED481
No.9 Sqn, RAF
Hawnby Hill, Hawnby

Although Flight Sergeant Nelson was serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force he was in fact American, being from Wilkinsburg Pennsylvannia. The crew had carried out a sortie against Hamburg … Continue reading “1943-01-30|Lancaster Mk.I|ED481|No.9 Sqn, RAF|Hawnby Hill, Hawnby”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III BJ778 on Black Intake Moor, North Yorkshire

12th February 1943
Wellington Mk.III BJ778
No.427 Sqn, RCAF
Black Intake Moor, Chop Gate

Wellington Mk.III BJ778 ZL-A of No.427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force flew into Black Intake Moor whilst returning from a raid against La Havre in France on the 12th February 1943   Oscar Philip Edwin Ronald J. Adlam Sergeant Pilot Killed Bryan Dunn Flying Officer Navigator Killed Arnold Charles Clifford Sergeant Bomb Aimer Killed William … Continue reading “1943-02-12|Wellington Mk.III|BJ778|No.427 Sqn, RCAF|Black Intake Moor, Chop Gate”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington HE466 on Foel Grach in the Carneddau area of Snowdonia

12th February 1943
Wellington Mk.X HE466
No.30 OTU, RAF
Foel Grach, Conwy

The crew of Wellington HE466 were on a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Hixon near Stafford when they flew into the north eastern side of Foel Grach in … Continue reading “1943-02-12|Wellington Mk.X|HE466|No.30 OTU, RAF|Foel Grach, Conwy”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III HF613 at Peakshole Water between Hope and Castleton, Derbyshire

15th February 1943
Wellington Mk.III HF613
No.22 OTU, RAF
Nr Hope, Derbyshire

The aircraft took off during the mid-morning of the 15th February 1943 from Wellesbourne Mountford near Stratford upon Avon for a cross country flight.  At just after 13:00 the aircraft … Continue reading “1943-02-15|Wellington Mk.III|HF613|No.22 OTU, RAF|Nr Hope, Derbyshire”

Airspeed Oxford

19th February 1943
Oxford Mk.I DF485
No.42 OTU, RAF
Hope, Derbyshire

At about 14:40 on the 19th February 1943 F/O Bray took off from Ashbourne for a local training flight, with him were an unknown number of aircrew / passengers (possibly … Continue reading “1943-02-19|Oxford Mk.I|DF485|No.42 OTU, RAF|Hope, Derbyshire”

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”

Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA877 on Meallan Odhar

3rd July 1943
Whitley Mk.V LA877
No.19 OTU, RAF
Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire

The aircraft was being used for a screened bombing exercise followed by a cross country navigation exercise. The crew took off from Forres on the Moray coast, a satellite of … Continue reading “1943-07-03|Whitley Mk.V|LA877|No.19 OTU, RAF|Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter JM223 on Croglin Fell, Penrith, Cumbria

4th July 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X JM223
No.9 (C)OTU, RAF
Croglin Fell, Cumbria

Bristol Beaufighter T. F. Mk.X JM223 of No.9 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, dived into the ground on Croglin Fell in the North Pennines to the east of Carlisle on the 4th July 1943 while on a training flight from Crosby on Eden near Carlisle   Herman Joe Carver Flying Officer RCAF Pilot Killed Roderick Alfred … Continue reading “1943-07-04|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|JM223|No.9 (C)OTU, RAF|Croglin Fell, Cumbria”

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.

de Havilland Mosquito

16th August 1943
Mosquito N.F. Mk.II HJ929
No.410 Sqn, RCAF
Nr Matlock, Derbyshire

Lockheed Hudson at the Royal Air Force Museum

18th August 1943
Ventura Mk.I AE688
No.464 Sqn, RAAF
Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd

The crew were on a night navigation training exercise from No.464 Sqn’s home station of Methwold in Norfolk. They had taken off during the late evening of the 18th August … Continue reading “1943-08-18|Ventura Mk.I|AE688|No.464 Sqn, RAAF|Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site Airspeed Oxford Mk.I DF471 on Great Coum, Cumbria

29th August 1943
Oxford Mk.I DF471
No.427 Sqn, RCAF
Great Coum, Cumbria

On the 27th August 1943 a number of Halifax aircraft from No.427 Squadron took part in a raid against Nurnberg. Among them was Halifax Mk.V DK234, about 5 minutes after … Continue reading “1943-08-29|Oxford Mk.I|DF471|No.427 Sqn, RCAF|Great Coum, Cumbria”

Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X LX946 on Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay

12th September 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LX946
No.304 FTU, RAF
Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay

The aircraft was one of a number of Beaufighters whose crews had been tasked with a long distance night cross country exercise, they were taking off at after 03:00, LX946 … Continue reading “1943-09-12|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|LX946|No.304 FTU, RAF|Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I LW959 at Henbury, Maccesfield

29th September 1943
Oxford Mk.I LW959
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Henbury, Cheshire

The instructor, who was onboard as a Safety Pilot, and student were carrying out a day cross country flight from Wheaton Aston near Stafford. The briefed route was Wheaton Aston … Continue reading “1943-09-29|Oxford Mk.I|LW959|No.21 (P)AFU, RAF|Henbury, Cheshire”

Aircraft wreckage, probably from Avro Anson Mk.I LT184, on Mynydd Perfedd

5th October 1943
Anson Mk.I LT184
No.7 AOS, RAF
Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd

The accidents that befell these two aircraft occurred nearly one year apart, however the proximity of the two crash sites to each other prevents positive identification of either site, especially … Continue reading “1943-10-05|Anson Mk.I|LT184|No.7 AOS, RAF|Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the Crash site of Handley Page Halifax Mk.II HR727 on Blackden Edge, Kinder, Edale

5th October 1943
Halifax Mk.II HR727
No.51 Sqn, RAF
Blackden Edge, Kinder

The crew, stationed at Snaith in Yorkshire were taking part in a raid against the German city of Frankfurt. The outward leg proceeded normally until shortly after they had released … Continue reading “1943-10-05|Halifax Mk.II|HR727|No.51 Sqn, RAF|Blackden Edge, Kinder”

crash site of Bristol Beaufighter EL285 on Wolf Crag near Keswick in the Lake District

15th November 1943
Beaufighter Mk.VIC EL285
No.9 OTU, RAF
Wolf Crag, Threlkeld

The two crew were on a night navigation training exercise from RAF Crosby-on-Eden, near Carlisle, when they strayed into the high ground in the north east of the Lake District. … Continue reading “1943-11-15|Beaufighter Mk.VIC|EL285|No.9 OTU, RAF|Wolf Crag, Threlkeld”

Wreckage at the crash site of Halifax JB926, Slipstone Crags, Colsterdale, Yorkshire

23rd November 1943
Halifax Mk.II JB926
No.1658 HCU, RAF
Slipstone Crags, North Yorkshire

One other aircraft from its unit were lost on the same night, this being DT578 on Great Whernside, the 1180 states that the aircraft was possibly in collision with DT578 … Continue reading “1943-11-23|Halifax Mk.II|JB926|No.1658 HCU, RAF|Slipstone Crags, North Yorkshire”

Aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EF909 on Foel Grach, the Carneddau, Snowdonia

30th November 1943
Anson Mk.I EF909
No.5 AOS, RAF
Foel Grach, Conwy

The crew were on a night cross country navigation exercise from their home base of Jurby, on the northern plain of the Isle of Man. Most routes flown from Jurby … Continue reading “1943-11-30|Anson Mk.I|EF909|No.5 AOS, RAF|Foel Grach, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Miles Martinet MS554 on West Bolton Moor in the Yorkshire Dales

4th December 1943
Martinet T.T. Mk.I MS554
No.1651 Flight, RAF
West Bolton Moor, North Yorkshire

The pilot and passenger were engaged on a weather reconnaissance flight from RAF Dalton when they became lost in lost cloud and flew into the ground on West Bolton Moor … Continue reading “1943-12-04|Martinet T.T. Mk.I|MS554|No.1651 Flight, RAF|West Bolton Moor, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford BM837 on Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

24th December 1943
Oxford Mk.I BM837
No.410 Sqn, RCAF
Winter Hill, Lancashire

Flt Lt Cybulski appeared in the famous photograph of Mosquito DZ757, RA-Q, with most of the canvas burnt off the aircraft and no rudder. This occured when he attacked a … Continue reading “1943-12-24|Oxford Mk.I|BM837|No.410 Sqn, RCAF|Winter Hill, Lancashire”

Crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X NE309 on Sunderland Hill, Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay

1st January 1944
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X NE309
No.304 FTU, RAF
Sunderland Hill, Isle of Islay

The two crew of NE309 were carrying out a local flying exercise from RAF Port Ellen when their aircraft struck the ground on the boggy low moorland of Sunderland Hill … Continue reading “1944-01-01|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|NE309|No.304 FTU, RAF|Sunderland Hill, Isle of Islay”

memorial close to the crash site of Vickers Wellington BK387, Oakworth, Yorkshire

2nd January 1944
Wellington Mk.III BK387
No.82 OTU, RAF
Oakworth, West Yorkshire

The crew were buried at Stonefall Cemetery on the edge of Harrogate, the last resting place of over 1,000 UK and Commonwealth airmen who were killed while on active service … Continue reading “1944-01-02|Wellington Mk.III|BK387|No.82 OTU, RAF|Oakworth, West Yorkshire”

Crash site of Handley Page Halifax LW334 on Black Hambleton near Osmothery, North Yorkshire

18th January 1944
Halifax Mk.II LW334
No.1659 HCU, RAF
Black Hambleton, Osmotherley

Handley Page Halifax Mk.II LW334 of No.1659 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF, crashed on the eastern side of Black Hambleton near Osmotherley on the 18th January 1944 while on a day time cross country flight from Topcliffe   Joseph Pierre Lavallee RCAF Flying Officer Pilot Killed Richard George Kimball RCAF Sergeant Navigator Killed Wilfred Leger Boisvert … Continue reading “1944-01-18|Halifax Mk.II|LW334|No.1659 HCU, RAF|Black Hambleton, Osmotherley”

Memorial at the crash site of Halifax DK185, Crawshaw Moss, Ilkley, Yorkshire

31st January 1944
Halifax Mk.V DK185
No.1664 HCU, RAF
Crawshaw Moss, West Yorkshire

The aircraft had taken off from Dishforth in the Vale of York on a night navigation exercise, the crew were flying some 40 miles to the south of their intended … Continue reading “1944-01-31|Halifax Mk.V|DK185|No.1664 HCU, RAF|Crawshaw Moss, West Yorkshire”

Crash site of Handley Page Halifax Mk.II BB320 at Cellerhead near Leek, Staffordshire

7th February 1944
Halifax Mk.II BB320
No.1656 HCU, RAF
Cellerhead, Staffordshire

The crew were on a night navigation exercise from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster, having taken off at 17:40.  A little under an hour into the flight the aircraft was seen … Continue reading “1944-02-07|Halifax Mk.II|BB320|No.1656 HCU, RAF|Cellerhead, Staffordshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EG485 on Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart

22nd February 1944
Anson Mk.I EG485
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft took off from Dumfries at 20:17 on the 22nd February for a night navigation exercise around the northern Irish Sea / North Channel area. The intended route was … Continue reading “1944-02-22|Anson Mk.I|EG485|No.10 (O)AFU, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I LX745 on Shining Tor, Derbyshire

12th March 1944
Oxford Mk.I LX745
No.11 (P)AFU, RAF
Shining Tor, Buxton

The aircraft was being used for a night cross country exercise from RAF Calveley near Nantwich. The briefed route was to have been Calveley – Wrexham – Lichfield – Calveley … Continue reading “1944-03-12|Oxford Mk.I|LX745|No.11 (P)AFU, RAF|Shining Tor, Buxton”

Main crash site of Halifax LL178 on Kepwick Moor in the North Yorkshire Moors

18th March 1944
Halifax Mk.V LL178
No.434 Sqn, RCAF
Nr Kepwick

The aircraft flew into the high ground to the south of Arden Great Moor while returning to RAF Croft from a “Gardening” mine laying operation off Heligoland in poor weather. … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Halifax Mk.V|LL178|No.434 Sqn, RCAF|Nr Kepwick”

Rolls Royce Merlin from Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV LD594 near Loch Doon

18th March 1944
Hurricane Mk.IV LD594
No.439 Sqn, RCAF
Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway

The story of this aircraft is virtually the same as Typhoon JR439 of No.440 Sqn which crashed within a few minutes of LD594. On the 18th March the two Royal … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Hurricane Mk.IV|LD594|No.439 Sqn, RCAF|Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial at the crash site of Hawker Typhoon JR439 near Dunharberry

18th March 1944
Typhoon Mk.IB JR439
No.440 Sqn, RCAF
Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 18th March 1944 No.440 and No.439 Squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force were being moved from RAF Ayr to RAF Hurn, Bournemouth, via RAF Woodvale in Lancashire. … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Typhoon Mk.IB|JR439|No.440 Sqn, RCAF|Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial at the crash site of Halifax Mk.II BB310 on Great Dun Fell, Cumbria

12th April 1944
Halifax Mk.II BB310
No.1674 HCU, RAF
Great Dun Fell, Cumbria

Sergeant Johnson was awarded the D.F.M. while serving with 502 Sqn though it was not Gazetted until the 14th April 1944, two days after his death. Five of the crew … Continue reading “1944-04-12|Halifax Mk.II|BB310|No.1674 HCU, RAF|Great Dun Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III BK347 on Whernside, North Yorkshire.

21st April 1944
Wellington Mk.III BK347
No.30 OTU, RAF
Whernside, North Yorkshire

The aircraft appears in a photograph that is published in numerous books carrying the unit code BT-Z, however at the time of the crash the aircraft was carrying the code … Continue reading “1944-04-21|Wellington Mk.III|BK347|No.30 OTU, RAF|Whernside, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I AX583 on Drum, Conwy

25th April 1944
Anson Mk.I AX583
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Drum, Conwy

The crew of the aircraft were on a night navigation and bombing exercise from RAF Millom in Cumbria. The planned route, to be flown at 2,500ft, was Millom – Beaumaris … Continue reading “1944-04-25|Anson Mk.I|AX583|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Drum, Conwy”

Aircraft wreckage, probably from Avro Anson Mk.I LT116, on Mynydd Perfedd

8th June 1944
Anson Mk.I LT116
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd

The accidents that befell these two aircraft occurred nearly one year apart, however the proximity of the two crash sites to each other prevents positive identification of either site, especially … Continue reading “1944-06-08|Anson Mk.I|LT116|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd”

Memorial in the churchyard at Mayfield Parish Church, dedicated to the crew of Vickers Wellington Mk.X LP397

13th June 1944
Wellington Mk.X LP397
No.28 OTU, RAF
Mayfield, Staffordshire

The crash occurred while the aircraft was on a cross country exercise from Castle Donington, about 25 minutes after it took off it entered a thunderstorm, shortly afterwards the aircraft … Continue reading “1944-06-13|Wellington Mk.X|LP397|No.28 OTU, RAF|Mayfield, Staffordshire”

Inscription on the memorial stone near the crash site of Handley Page Halifax Mk.III MZ519 at Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire

6th July 1944
Halifax Mk.III MZ519
No.578 Sqn, RAF
Fansfield, Nottinghamshire

Handley Page Halifax Mk.III MZ519 / LK-U of No.578 Squadron, RAF, crashed close to the village of Farnsfield in Nottinghamshire on the 6th July 1944 while returning the Burn in Yorkshire from Croixdalle where it had taken part in an attack on V-1 launch sites   Reginald Parfitt Pilot Officer, RAFVR Pilot Killed Brian Grahame … Continue reading “1944-07-06|Halifax Mk.III|MZ519|No.578 Sqn, RAF|Fansfield, Nottinghamshire”

Crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.III PB456 on Conic Hill near Loch Lomond

13th September 1944
Lancaster Mk.III PB456
No.101 Sqn, RAF
Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire

Avro Lancaster Mk.III PB456 / SR-D of No.101 Squadron RAF Crashed on Conic Hill near the southern end of Loch Lomond on the 13th September 1944 The crew were on … Continue reading “1944-09-13|Lancaster Mk.III|PB456|No.101 Sqn, RAF|Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire”

Memorial at the crash site of Martin Baltimore AG689 at Tedsmore Hall, Shropshire

16th September 1944
Baltimore Mk.I AG689
ECFS, RAF
Tedsmore Hall, Shropshire

The five officers were all attached to No.9 Course at the Empire Central Flying School at RAF Hullavington, which had started on the 24th August 1944, where officers from the … Continue reading “1944-09-16|Baltimore Mk.I|AG689|ECFS, RAF|Tedsmore Hall, Shropshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito HX862 on Drum, Conwy

25th September 1944
Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI HX862
No.60 OTU, RAF
Drum, Conwy

The crew of HX862 were on a night intruder exercise from RAF High Ercall in Shropshire as part of their night-fighter training course. Their briefed route was to take them … Continue reading “1944-09-25|Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI|HX862|No.60 OTU, RAF|Drum, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I HN429 on Axe Edge near Buxton

3rd November 1944
Oxford Mk.I HN429
No.11 (P)AFU, RAF
Axe Edge, Buxton

On the 3rd November 1944 the crew of three boarded (including an instructor) HN429 for a Beam Approach training exercise from RAF Cranage in Cheshire where No.1531 Beam Approach Training … Continue reading “1944-11-03|Oxford Mk.I|HN429|No.11 (P)AFU, RAF|Axe Edge, Buxton”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I AX177 on Cronk ny Arrey Laa

13th November 1944
Anson Mk.I AX177
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Port Erin

The aircraft was on a night navigation exercise from Wigtown in southern Scotland, the aircraft’s route was to be from Wigtown to Eggerness Point > Whithorn > Ballyquinton Point > … Continue reading “1944-11-13|Anson Mk.I|AX177|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Port Erin”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I MG464 on Grisedale Pike, Keswick

17th November 1944
Anson Mk.I MG464
AN&BS, RAF
Grisedale Pike, Keswick

The crew of MG464 were on a night cross country flight from RAF Jurby on the Isle of Man and were probably returning to there when they flew into the … Continue reading “1944-11-17|Anson Mk.I|MG464|AN&BS, RAF|Grisedale Pike, Keswick”

Undercarriage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito DZ642 on Royl Field, Clift Hills, Shetland

22nd November 1944
Mosquito Mk.IV DZ642
No.627 Sqn, RAF
Royl Field, Shetland

On the 22nd November 1944 nine aircraft from No.627 Squadron were tasked to take part in an attack on U-Boat pens at Trondheim, though 2 were cancelled and 1 landed … Continue reading “1944-11-22|Mosquito Mk.IV|DZ642|No.627 Sqn, RAF|Royl Field, Shetland”

Small quantity of wreckage at the crash site of Airspeed Oxford LB537 on Cornel Min near Llyn Crafnant

13th January 1945
Oxford Mk.I LB537
No.418 Sqn, RCAF
Cornel Min, Conwy

On the morning of the 13th January 1945 four personnel from No.418 Sqn took off in the unit’s Airspeed Oxford to fly to RAF Abbotsinch near to Glasgow (now the … Continue reading “1945-01-13|Oxford Mk.I|LB537|No.418 Sqn, RCAF|Cornel Min, Conwy”

Memorial at the crash site of Handley Page Halifax Mk.III LK878 at Felixkirk, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

15th January 1945
Halifax Mk.III LK878
No.1659 HCU, RAF
Felixkirk, North Yorkshire

On the 15th January 1945 Flying Officer Mooney and his crew were briefed to carry out local flying with circuits and landing practice from RAF Topcliffe to the southwest of … Continue reading “1945-01-15|Halifax Mk.III|LK878|No.1659 HCU, RAF|Felixkirk, North Yorkshire”

Main undercarriage from Douglas Dakota KK194 on Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mul

1st February 1945
Dakota Mk.IV KK194
No.45 Group, RAF
Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull

The aircraft, built as a C-47B-20-DK with the USAAF serial 43-49709, was being used for a trans-Atlantic ferry flight. It was while flying the leg from Iceland to Prestwick when … Continue reading “1945-02-01|Dakota Mk.IV|KK194|No.45 Group, RAF|Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB MN532 on Stony Hill, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire

27th March 1945
Typhoon Mk.IB MN532
No.56 OTU, RAF
Stony Hill, Ayrshire

Flying Officer Bellis was on a training flight from RAF Milfield in Northumberland on the 27th March 1945 when he flew into the south eastern flank of Stony Hill, near … Continue reading “1945-03-27|Typhoon Mk.IB|MN532|No.56 OTU, RAF|Stony Hill, Ayrshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster KB993 on James Thorn, Bleaklow, Derbyshire

18th May 1945
Lancaster Mk.X KB993
No.408 Sqn, RCAF
James Thorn, Bleaklow

The aircraft was flying from RAF Linton-on-Ouse and had earlier been carrying out bumps and circuits but the crew became tired of this and decided to fly around the local … Continue reading “1945-05-18|Lancaster Mk.X|KB993|No.408 Sqn, RCAF|James Thorn, Bleaklow”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster RA571 on Beamsley Beacon, Yorkshire

5th November 1945
Lancaster Mk.I RA571
No.429 Sqn, RCAF
Beamsley Beacon, North Yorkshire

Avro Lancaster B. Mk.I RA571 of No.429 Squadron RCAF, flew into Beamsley Beacon, Ilkley in West Yorkshire, on the 5th November 1945 whilst on a training flight from RAF Leeming   Walter Fred Conley Pilot Officer Pilot Killed Arnold Emerson Stinson Sergeant Flight Engineer Killed Alan Price Coleman Flying Officer Navigator Injured Wallace Ewing Lang … Continue reading “1945-11-05|Lancaster Mk.I|RA571|No.429 Sqn, RCAF|Beamsley Beacon, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Sabre 19234 on Black Hill, Holmefirth in October 2007

14th December 1954
Sabre 2 19234
No.137 (T) Flt, RCAF
Black Hill, Holmfirth

During the mid-1950s a large number of RCAF Sabres were re-conditioned at Ringway before they were transferred to other NATO air forces. At the time of this crash the larger … Continue reading “1954-12-14|Sabre 2|19234|No.137 (T) Flt, RCAF|Black Hill, Holmfirth”

Wreckage at the impact point of Sabre 23380 on Iron Crag, Ennerdale

26th June 1959
Sabre 6 23380
No.421 Sqn, RCAF
Iron Crag, Ennerdale

Canadair Sabre 6 23380 / BB-380 of No.421 Squadron RCAF, crashed on Iron Crag near Ennerdale Water on the 26th June 1959 while being ferried from Prestwick to France   Robert Gordon Starling Flying Officer Pilot Killed