This page lists the sources, published or otherwise used in the creation of pages on this web site. This list in almost certainly not complete but the major ones are here.


Published Sources, Books:

Birtles, P., World War 2 Airfields, Ian Allan Publishing Ltd, 1999.

Boylan, M. S., A Moorlands Dedication, An account of the 40 military aircraft accidents in the Leek area of North Staffordshire during World War Two, William H. Beech, 1992.

Brew, A., The Defiant File, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1996.

Chorley, W. R., Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 1, 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications, 1992.

Chorley, W. R., Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 2, 1941, Midland Counties Publications, 1993.

Chorley, W. R., Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 3, 1942, Midland Counties Publications, 1994.

Chorley, W. R., Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 4, 1943, Midland Counties Publications, 1996.

Chorley, W. R., Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 5, 1944, Midland Counties Publications, 1997.

Chorley, W. R., Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 6, 1945, Midland Counties Publications, 1998.

Chorley, W. R., Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 7, Operational Training Units 1940-1947, Midland Publishing, 2002.

Chorley, W. R., Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 8, Heavy Conversion Units and Miscellaneous Units 1939-1947, Midland Publishing, 2003.

Collier, R., Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 2, Leo Cooper Ltd, 1998.

Collier, R. and Wilkinson R., Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 1, Leo Cooper Ltd, 1997.

Doylerush, E., Fallen Eagles, A Guide to Aircraft Crashes in North-East & Mid-Wales, Midland Counties Publications, 1993.

Doylerush, E., No Landing Place, A Guide to Aircraft Crashes in Snowdonia, Midland Counties Publications, 1985.

Doylerush, E., No Landing Place Volume 2, More Tales of Aircraft Crashes in Snowdonia, Midland Publishing Ltd, 1999.

Doylerush, E., The Legend of Llandwrog, The story of an airfield and the birth of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service, Midland Counties Publications, 1994.

Earl, D. W., Hell on High Ground, A Guide to Aircraft Hill Crash Sites in the UK and Ireland, Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1995.

Earl, D. W., Hell on High Ground Volume 2, World War II Air Crash Sites, Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1999.

Gray, R., Corbett, J., Shipley, J., & Anderson, N., Air Crash Northumberland, Countryside Books, 2008.

Halley, J. J. M.B.E., Broken Wings, Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1999.

Hamlin, J. F., The Oxford, Consul & Envoy File, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, 2001.

Hill, T. R., Down in Wales, Visits to some wartime air crash sites, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1994.

Hill, T. R., Down in Wales 2, Visits to more wartime crash sites, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1996.

Hill, T. R., Final Descent, Air Crashes in Wales And The Borders, Leo Cooper Ltd, 1999.

Holmes, H., Avro Lancaster, The Definitive Record, Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1997.

Hurst, M. J., Air Crashes In The Lake District, Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1997.

Lake, A., Flying Units Of The RAF, The ancestry, formation and disbandment of all flying units from 1912, Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1999.

Laming, T., The Vulcan Story 1952-2002, Silverdale Books, 2002.

McNeill, R., Royal Air Force Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1, Aircraft and Crew Losses 1939-1941, Midland Publishing, 2003.

Merrill, J. N., White Peak Aircraft Wrecks Walks, Walk & Write Ltd, 2000 and 2004.

Pearcy, A., Lend-Lease Aircraft In World War II, Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1996.

Poole, S., Rough Landing or Fatal Flight, A history of aircraft accidents on, over and around the Isle of Man, Amulree Publications, 1999.

Roberts, W. J. L., Aircraft Crash Sites and the stories behind them, Brecon Beacons National Park Service, 1996.

Robertson, B., British Military Aircraft Serials 1912-1966, Ian Allan Ltd, 1966.

Smith, D. J., High Ground Wrecks and Relics, Aircraft Hulks on the Mountains of the UK and Ireland, Midland Publishing Ltd, 1997.

Smith, P. J. C., Flying Bombs Over The Pennines, The story of the V-1 attack aimed at Manchester on December 24th 1944, Neil Richardson, 1988.

Sturtivant R., Burrow, M. and Howard, L., Fleet Air Arm Fixed-Wing Aircraft since 1946, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, 2004.

Webb, D. C., UK Flight Testing Accidents 1940-71, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, 2002.

Published Sources, Newspapers & Magazines:


Bolton Evening News.

Buxton Advertiser.

Buxton Herald.

Craven Herald.

Daily Mail.

Daily Telegraph.

Derby Evening Telegraph.

Flight Magazine – (Link)

Grand Rapids Press.

Grand Rapids Herald.

High Peak News.

Isle of Man Examiner.

Kintyre Antiquarian and Natural History Society Magazine (The).

Lancashire Evening Post.

London Gazette – (Link)

Manchester Guardian.

Manchester Evening Chronicle.

Manchester Evening News.

Oban Times.


Sheffield Telegraph.

Stockport Express.

Stockport Heritage Magazine.

The Times.

Westmoreland Gazette.

Yorkshire Post.


Other Sources:

American Battle Monuments Commission, – US Grave details

Armed Forces Memorial Appeal, Roll of Honour, – Post War UK Casualty details

Australian War Memorial, – Australian personnel details

Australian World War Two Nominal Roll, – Australian personnel details

British War Memorial Project, – Other nations grave details

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, – Commonwealth grave details

Files of the Macclesfield Historical Aviation Society (unpublished).

Mike Stowe,

National Archives, United States of America, Army Serial Number Records,

National Archives of Australia

– A705 Personnel Casualty Files

National Archives, UK,

– AIR 16 Luftwaffe Crashes Intelligence Files

– AIR 27 Squadron Operations Record Books

– AIR 28 Station Operations Record Books

– AIR 29 Miscellaneous Units Operations Record Books

– AVIA 5 Accident Investigation Branch Reports

– BT 217 Board of Trade Accident Reports

– BT 233 Board of Trade Accident Reports

– WO 208 MI9 Escape & Evasion Reports

– Others

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services,

– Air Ministry Form 78 Aircraft Movement Cards

– Air Ministry Form 1180 Aircraft Accident Summary Cards

United States Air Force Flight Safety Centre, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico,

– USAF Post 1955 Accident reports

United States Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama,

– USAAF / USAF Pre 1955 Accident reports

Veterans Affairs Canada / Anciens Combattants Canada,

Internet Forums:

Key Publishing Lt Aviation Forums,

RAF Commands 1939 – 1945,


And my special thanks to all those individuals, there are simply too many to list here, who have contributed information that has allowed enhancement, alteration and correction of the information contained in this web site.