Scraps of aluminium wreckage at the crash site of Whitley T4225 on Bingley Moor, Yorkshire

16th October 1940
Whitley Mk.V T4225
Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire

Flying Officer Trouncer was detailed to collect Whitley T4225 from No.6 Maintenance Unit at RAF Brize Norton and ferry that aircraft to Yeadon near Leeds before it was to be … Continue reading “1940-10-16|Whitley Mk.V|T4225|No.4 FPP, ATA|Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire”

Undercarriage leg at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P5090 in Fathan Glinne, Balquidder

24th November 1940
Whitley Mk.V P5090
No.502 Sqn, RAF
Fathen Glinne, Stirlingshire

The crew had been on convoy escort duties over the Atlantic and were returning to Limavady in Northern Ireland in very poor weather. They overshot their base and had become … Continue reading “1940-11-24|Whitley Mk.V|P5090|No.502 Sqn, RAF|Fathen Glinne, Stirlingshire”

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 Armstrong Whitworth Whitley T4138 on Arden Great Moor, North Yorkshire

16th December 1940
Whitley Mk.V T4138
No.77 Sqn, RAF
Arden Great Moor

Three of the crew, P/O Miller, Sgt Gilbert and Sgt Thorpe had previously survived the ditching of Whitley T4151 off the Northumbrian coast a month before this crash.

Undercarriage from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley P5041 at Balmavicar, Mull of Kintyre

23rd January 1941
Whitley Mk.V P5041
No.502 Sqn, RAF
Balmavicar, Kintyre

The aircraft had taken off from Aldergrove in Northern Ireland on convoy escort duties, the crew became lost in bad weather (most likely while returning to Aldergrove) and flew too … Continue reading “1941-01-23|Whitley Mk.V|P5041|No.502 Sqn, RAF|Balmavicar, Kintyre”

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”

Impact scar at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P5070 on East Scaraben, Berriedale, Caithnes

1st May 1941
Whitley Mk.V P5070
No.612 Sqn, RAF
East Scaraben, Caithness

The crew had taken off on an anti U-Boat patrol from Wick on the 30th April 1941 and were returning early from the flight in the early hours of the … Continue reading “1941-05-01|Whitley Mk.V|P5070|No.612 Sqn, RAF|East Scaraben, Caithness”

Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Z6663

9th June 1941
Whitley Mk.V Z6663
No.51 Sqn, RAF
Bank Foot, Ingleby Greenhow

Whitley Mk.V Z6663 coded MH-D of 51 Squadron RAF, crashed at Bank Foot near Ingleby Greenhow on the 9th June 1941 while returning from Dortmund   Gordon Stubbs Flight Sergeant Pilot Killed James Raymond Pertwee Pilot Officer Pilot Killed William Charles Goy Roper Sergeant Observer Killed Charles Frederick Ranson Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner … Continue reading “1941-06-09|Whitley Mk.V|Z6663|No.51 Sqn, RAF|Bank Foot, Ingleby Greenhow”

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley T4234 on Widdale Fell, Dent, Yorkshire

23rd August 1941
Whitley Mk.V T4234
No.10 Sqn, RAF
Widdale Fell, Cumbria

The crew were returning to RAF Leeming near Northallerton from a raid against Le Harve, which had been their first as a crew and first sortie for more than one … Continue reading “1941-08-23|Whitley Mk.V|T4234|No.10 Sqn, RAF|Widdale Fell, Cumbria”

Rear fuselage of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley N1498 which crashed on Carn a Choire Mhoir, near Tomatin, at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry

6th January 1942
Whitley Mk.V N1498
No.19 OTU, RAF
Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire

Whitley Mk.V N1498 of No.19 Operational Training Unit, flew into Carn a Choire Mhoir near Tomatin whilst on an evening training flight from RAF Kinloss on the 6th January 1942   John George Irvine Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed John Graham Castling Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed Cecil Spencer George DFM Sergeant Pilot (Instructor) Killed … Continue reading “1942-01-06|Whitley Mk.V|N1498|No.19 OTU, RAF|Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Z9221 on Kirkby Malzeard Moor, Ripon, Yorkshire

28th March 1942
Whitley Mk.V Z9221
No.77 Sqn, RAF
Kirkby Malzeard Moor, North Yorkshire

The crew were returning to RAF Leeming near Northallerton from an unsuccessful sortie against the French port of St Nazaire when the aircraft crashed on Kirkby Malzeard Moor to the … Continue reading “1942-03-28|Whitley Mk.V|Z9221|No.77 Sqn, RAF|Kirkby Malzeard Moor, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Whitley BD232 on Foel Fras near Llyn Dulyn, Carneddau

25th September 1942
Whitley Mk.V BD232
No.24 OTU, RAF
Foel Fras, Conwy

The crew of BD232 were on a night cross country flight from Honeybourne near Evesham in Worcestershire with its outward leg being over Wales and out over the Irish Sea … Continue reading “1942-09-25|Whitley Mk.V|BD232|No.24 OTU, RAF|Foel Fras, Conwy”

Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V EB338 at Alsop-en-le-Dale near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

13th May 1943
Whitley Mk.V EB338
No.81 OTU, RAF
Alsop-en-le-Dale, Ashbourne

Only half an hour in the flight, which was routed as Base – Lincoln – Peterborough – Base, the port engine failed, it was successfully re-started and it ran at … Continue reading “1943-05-13|Whitley Mk.V|EB338|No.81 OTU, RAF|Alsop-en-le-Dale, Ashbourne”

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V BD295 on Cawdor Moor near Inverness

17th May 1943
Whitley Mk.V BD295
No.19 OTU, RAF
Cawdor Moor, Inverness-shire

  Flight Lieutenant McFarland and the trainee crew he was instructor to were on a night cross country navigation and bombing exercise from RAF Kinloss near Forres in Moray on … Continue reading “1943-05-17|Whitley Mk.V|BD295|No.19 OTU, RAF|Cawdor Moor, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA877 on Meallan Odhar

3rd July 1943
Whitley Mk.V LA877
No.19 OTU, RAF
Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire

The aircraft was being used for a screened bombing exercise followed by a cross country navigation exercise. The crew took off from Forres on the Moray coast, a satellite of … Continue reading “1943-07-03|Whitley Mk.V|LA877|No.19 OTU, RAF|Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V Z9189 in a field near Darley Moor Airfield, Ashbourne

27th July 1943
Whitley Mk.V Z9189
No.42 OTU, RAF
Ashbourne, Derbyshire

At just after 00:20 on the 27th July 1943 Z9189 took off from Darley Moor airfield, a satellite of the larger airfield at Ashbourne. The aircraft was barely airborne when … Continue reading “1943-07-27|Whitley Mk.V|Z9189|No.42 OTU, RAF|Ashbourne, Derbyshire”

Aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA765 near Dilhorne, Staffordshire

31st January 1944
Whitley Mk.V LA765
No.81 OTU, RAF
Dilhorne, Staffordshire

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA765 of No.81 OTU crashed at Dilhorne, Stoke-on-trent, 31st January 1944 while flying from Whitchurch Heath in Shropshire   Ian Leslie Wilkinson Sergeant Pilot Killed John Frederick Cusworth Flying Officer Navigator Killed George Victor Bourne Sergeant Bomb Aimer Killed Andrew Harkes Robertson Sergeant Wireless Operator Killed Thomas H. Weightman Flight Sergeant … Continue reading “1944-01-31|Whitley Mk.V|LA765|No.81 OTU, RAF|Dilhorne, Staffordshire”

Memorial at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley BD230 on farm land at Bullhurst Hill, Weston Underwood, Derby

24th July 1944
Whitley Mk.V BD230
No.42 OTU, RAF
Weston Underwood, Derbyshire

The crew had flown a night cross country navigation flight and were returning to their home base at Ashbourne when the aircraft dived into the ground only a few miles … Continue reading “1944-07-24|Whitley Mk.V|BD230|No.42 OTU, RAF|Weston Underwood, Derbyshire”