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 at the crash site of Stirling EE975 on Old Cote Moor, Littondale, Yorkshire

14th August 1944
Stirling Mk.III EE975
No.1660 HCU, RAF
Old Cote Moor, North Yorkshire

“The aircraft was on a night cross country at about 8000 feet. The first engineer reports feathering the port outer as the cylinder head temp was dropping right off and … Continue reading “1944-08-14|Stirling Mk.III|EE975|No.1660 HCU, RAF|Old Cote Moor, North Yorkshire”