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

9th August 1942
Hurricane Mk.I P3385
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”

Crash site of B-26G 44-68072 on Y Garn, Snowdonia

1st February 1945
B-26G 44-68072
Y Garn, Gwynedd

The aircraft was one of 16 new B-26 Marauders that were being ferried from the USA to the UK where they would have final preparations for combat and be assigned … Continue reading “1945-02-01|B-26G|44-68072|9th AF, USAAF|Y Garn, Gwynedd”

Crash site of B-17G 44-83325 on Beinn Edra, Isle of Skye

3rd March 1945
B-17G 44-83325
Beinn Edra

B-17 44-83325 was a newly built aircraft, having come off the production line at the Douglas aircraft factory in Long Beach, California. It was being ferried across the Atlantic before … Continue reading “1945-03-03|B-17G|44-83325|USAAF|Beinn Edra”

Memorial plaque below the crash site of B-17 44-8639 on Craig Cwm Llwyd, Copyright - Peak District Air Accident Research

8th June 1945
B-17G 44-8639
351st BG, USAAF
Craig Cwm Llwyd, Gwynedd

Following the end of conflict in Europe US Forces began to return home, some as their period of service came to an end and others in preparation for the expected … Continue reading “1945-06-08|B-17G|44-8639|351st BG, USAAF|Craig Cwm Llwyd, Gwynedd”

The main crash site of Consolidated B-24H 41-29369 near Tarskavaig, Isle of Skye

23rd July 1945
B-24H 41-29369
Tarskavaig, Isle of Skye

41-29369 was one of many aircraft that following the end of the war in Europe was being used to take aircrews back to the United States.  The aircraft were typically … Continue reading “1945-07-23|B-24H|41-29369|BAD 2, USAAF|Tarskavaig, Isle of Skye”

Propeller hub near the crash site of Avro Lincoln RF511 on Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd, Wales - Copyright Peak District Air Accident Research

15th March 1950
Lincoln B. Mk.2 RF511
No.230 OCU, RAF
Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd

During the night of the 14th / 15th March 1950 a number of Lincolns took off on cross country exercise from RAF Hemswell and RAF Scampton, one of these aircraft … Continue reading “1950-03-15|Lincoln B. Mk.2|RF511|No.230 OCU, RAF|Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd”

Crater at the crash site of de Havilland Vampire VV601 near Llyn Eigiau, the Carneddau, Snowdonia

19th April 1956
Vampire F.B. Mk.5 VV601
Nr Llyn Eigiau, Conwy

The pilot, 19 year old Fleet Air Arm trainee Robert Armitage, was undergoing advanced flying training at No.7 FTS at RAF Valley, having previously trained on Provosts at No.1 FTS … Continue reading “1956-04-19|Vampire F.B. Mk.5|VV601|No.7 FTS, RAF|Nr Llyn Eigiau, Conwy”

Crash site of Avro Anson VV955 on Tal y Fan, Conwy

20th May 1959
Anson Mk.21 VV955
Foel Lwyd, Conwy

The Coastal Command Communications Flight was attached to the Headquarters of RAF Coastal Command to provide transport for staff. On the 20th May 1959 Flight Lieutenant Hart with Flying Officer … Continue reading “1959-05-20|Anson Mk.21|VV955|CCCF, RAF|Foel Lwyd, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawk XX172 on Clagh Ouyr, Isle of Man - copyright Peak District Air Accident Research

24th June 1983
Hawk T. Mk.1 XX166
Clagh Ouyr, Ramsey

Flight Lieutenants Lane and Lewis left RAF Valley on Anglesey for a low level training exercise which would have taken the aircraft to RAF Lossiemouth near Inverness.  The pair took … Continue reading “1983-06-24|Hawk T. Mk.1|XX166|No.4 FTS, RAF|Clagh Ouyr, Ramsey”