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 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”

Wright Cyclone engine at the crash site of Lockheed Neptune WX545 on Beinn na Lice, Mull of Kintyre

10th October 1956
Neptune M.R. Mk.1 WX545
No.36 Sqn, RAF
Beinn na Lice, Kintyre

The crew were on an anti submarine exercise from Ballykelly, the aircraft’s home airfield was Topcliffe in Yorkshire but it had been detached to Ballykelly for the exercise, during the … Continue reading “1956-10-10|Neptune M.R. Mk.1|WX545|No.36 Sqn, RAF|Beinn na Lice, Kintyre”