Wreckage from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P5009 scattered about the shore of Loch Enoch

27th November 1940
Whitley Mk.V P5009
No.10 B&GS, RAF
Loch Enoch, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from Dumfries for a short flight to West Freugh near Stranraer, though the unit ORB recorded the flight as being the opposite direction, so that … Continue reading “1940-11-27|Whitley Mk.V|P5009|No.10 B&GS, RAF|Loch Enoch, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of Oxford T1287 on Shalloch on Minnoch, Ayrshire

10th October 1941
Oxford Mk.I T1287
No.4 AOS, RAF
Shalloch on Minnoch, South Ayrshire

On the 10th October 1941 Oxford T1287 was being used for a training flight from RAF West Freugh near to Stranraer. There were two trainee Observers onboard the aircraft with … Continue reading “1941-10-10|Oxford Mk.I|T1287|No.4 AOS, RAF|Shalloch on Minnoch, South Ayrshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson DJ453 on Cross Fell, Cumbria

18th March 1943
Anson Mk.I DJ453
No.4 AOS, RAF
Cross Fell, Cumbria

Avro Anson Mk.I DJ453 of No.4 Air Observers School, crashed on Cross Fell, the highest hill in the Pennines, after becoming iced up in cloud on the 18th March 1943 while on a navigation exercise from West Freugh   Victor Henry Hill Sergeant Pilot OK ? ? Navigator (U/T) OK ? ? Navigator (U/T)? OK … Continue reading “1943-03-18|Anson Mk.I|DJ453|No.4 AOS, RAF|Cross Fell, Cumbria”

Armstrong Cheetah engine from Avro Anson Mk.I N9589 on Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

12th June 1944
Anson Mk.I N9589
No.4 (O)AFU, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 12th June 1944 the crew of N9589 were brief for a night navigation exercise from their home station at West Feugh near Stranraer. The route was to be … Continue reading “1944-06-12|Anson Mk.I|N9589|No.4 (O)AFU, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Plaque dedicated to the victims of the crash of C-47A 42-93038 in Cairngarroch Bay

27th July 1944
C-47A 42-93038
441st TCG, USAAF
Cairngarroch Bay, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off, along with a second C-47, from its home station of Merryfield, 8 miles SE of Taunton in Somerset, and had flown to Filton on the … Continue reading “1944-07-27|C-47A|42-93038|441st TCG, USAAF|Cairngarroch Bay, Dumfries & Galloway”