Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV

26th January 1941
Blenheim Mk.IV Z5746
Ox Stones, Ringinglow

The crew were on a night cross country navigation flight from Catfoss in Yorkshire when the aircraft flew into Burbage Moor near Ringinglow. The aircraft was recorded as having strayed … Continue reading “1941-01-26|Blenheim Mk.IV|Z5746|No.2 OTU, RAF|Ox Stones, Ringinglow”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N9912 on Whitwell Moor, Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire

31st March 1941
Anson Mk.I N9912
No.25 OTU, RAF
Whitwell Moor, Stocksbridge

Pilot Officer Fournier was killed during operational flying on the 29th August 1941 while flying with No.49 Sqn. The aircraft he was flying, Hampden Mk.I AE126 was shot down by … Continue reading “1941-03-31|Anson Mk.I|N9912|No.25 OTU, RAF|Whitwell Moor, Stocksbridge”

Fairey Battle Mk.I at the Royal Air Force Museum

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

Area of White Edge Moor near Sheffield where Vickers Wellington Z8491 crashed

6th February 1942
Wellington Mk.II Z8491
No.12 Sqn, RAF
White Edge Moor, Totley

On the 6th February crews from No.12 Squadron at RAF Binbrook in Lincolnshire were tasked with bombing the French port of Brest, among them was the crew of Z8491, a … Continue reading “1942-02-06|Wellington Mk.II|Z8491|No.12 Sqn, RAF|White Edge Moor, Totley”

Wreckage at the crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC Z8980 on Rud Hill near Sheffield, South Yorkshire

17th July 1942
Wellington Mk.IC Z8980
No.27 OTU, RAF
Rud Hill, Sheffield

Some members of the crew were to lose there lives in latter service. They were: Sergeant Thomas Frank Thompson (First Officer at time of death) was killed on the 17th … Continue reading “1942-07-17|Wellington Mk.IC|Z8980|No.27 OTU, RAF|Rud Hill, Sheffield”

Wreckage at the crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I LX518 on Featherbed Moss, Outer Edge, Margary Hill

18th October 1943
Oxford Mk.I LX518
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Margary Hill, Derwent Valley

At 20:45pm on the 18th October 1943 P/O Denis Kyne took off from Wheaton Aston, which is between Stafford and Telford, for a solo night cross country navigation flight along … Continue reading “1943-10-18|Oxford Mk.I|LX518|No.21 (P)AFU, RAF|Margary Hill, Derwent Valley”

Recovery of the main undercarriage oleo from the crash site of Short Stirling LJ628 on Upper Commons, Langsett

21st July 1944
Stirling Mk.III LJ628
No.1654 HCU, RAF
Upper Commons, Howden Moors

The crew were on an exercise from RAF Wiglsey in Nottinghamshire, having been briefed to carry out two and three engine flying as part of a cross country flight. The … Continue reading “1944-07-21|Stirling Mk.III|LJ628|No.1654 HCU, RAF|Upper Commons, Howden Moors”

de Havilland Tiger Moth

9th July 1945
Tiger Moth Mk.II EM931
Bradfield, Sheffield

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Airspeed Consul (Oxford) TF-RPM on Crow Stone Edge, Howden Moors

12th April 1951
Consul TF-RPM
Icelandic Airline
Crow Stone Edge, Howden Moors

The aircraft was being ferried from Croydon to Iceland via Liverpool and Prestwick.  The crew became disorientated in cloud and flew into high ground. The aircraft was built as an … Continue reading “1951-04-12|Consul|TF-RPM|Icelandic Airline|Crow Stone Edge, Howden Moors”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Vampire WA400 on Strines Moor near Sheffield in 2004

25th July 1951
Vampire F.B. Mk.5 WA400
No.102 FTS, RAF
Strines Moor, Bradfield

The pilot was on a training flight from RAF Finningly near Doncaster when he became disorientated.  As he had been airborne for some time the aircraft had used up almost … Continue reading “1951-07-25|Vampire F.B. Mk.5|WA400|No.102 FTS, RAF|Strines Moor, Bradfield”

Small pieces of wreckage found at the crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.10 MF627 on Rod Moor, Sheffield

22nd October 1952
Wellington T. Mk.10 MF627
Rod Moor, Sheffield

Vickers Wellington T. Mk.10 MF627 of No. 6 Air Navigation School RAF, crashed on Rod Moor near Sheffield on the 22nd October 1952 whilst on a night navigation exercise from RAF Lichfield   Reginald Keith Sergeant Pilot OK David Edward Ward Pilot Officer Navigator (u/t) Injured John Brian Sunley Thirkell Pilot Officer Navigator (u/t) OK … Continue reading “1952-10-22|Wellington T. Mk.10|MF627|No.6 ANS, RAF|Rod Moor, Sheffield”

Crash site of de Havilland Vampire T. Mk.11 XE866 on Stanage Edge near Hathersage, Derbyshire

7th August 1957
Vampire T. Mk.11 XE866
Stanage Edge, Hathersage

At 07:50 on the 8th August 1957 Flying Officers Jones and Brett took off in Vampire XE866 for a training flight from RAF Worksop. F/O Brett, under the instruction of … Continue reading “1957-08-07|Vampire T. Mk.11|XE866|No.4 FTS, RAF|Stanage Edge, Hathersage”

Crash site of Hawker Hunter T. Mk.7 G-BTYL (XL595) on Broomhead Moor, South Yorkshire

11th June 1993
Hunter T. Mk.7 G-BTYL
Cubitt Aviation
Broomhead Moor, Bradfield

The owner of the aircraft, a commercial pilot with over 5,500 hours of experience, normally flew from Foulsham, in Norfolk, but kept G-BTYL at RAF Coltishall as there were better … Continue reading “1993-06-11|Hunter T. Mk.7|G-BTYL|Cubitt Aviation|Broomhead Moor, Bradfield”