Upper extent of the wreckage trail on Sgurr nan Ceannaichean, crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley P4996

27th February 1941
Whitley Mk.V P4996
No.78 Sqn, RAF
Glen Carron, Wester Ross

The crew had participated in a raid against the German city of Köln, having taken off from their home station of Dishforth in North Yorkshire. While returning from the raid … Continue reading “1941-02-27|Whitley Mk.V|P4996|No.78 Sqn, RAF|Glen Carron, Wester Ross”

Main crash site of B-24H 42-95095 on Sidhean Mor near Gairloch, overlooking the Fairy Lochans

13th June 1945
B-24H 42-95095
44th BG, USAAF
Sidhean Mor, Wester Ross

Throughout the summer of 1945 the USAAF was re-positioning personnel, either for demobilisation in the USA or to the Pacific for the continuing war against Japan. Many aircrew were returned … Continue reading “1945-06-13|B-24H|42-95095|44th BG, USAAF|Sidhean Mor, Wester Ross”

Rolls Royce Merlin engine at the crash site of Avro Lancaster TX264 on Beinn Eighe

14th March 1951
Lancaster G.R. Mk.3 TX264
No.120 Sqn, RAF
Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Kinloss near Nairn on the Moray coast, the crew were to conduct an night navigation training exercise. Some 6 1/2 hours after leaving … Continue reading “1951-03-14|Lancaster G.R. Mk.3|TX264|No.120 Sqn, RAF|Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross”