Consolidated B-24H 42-51202 of the 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, crashed on Snaefell on the 8th June 1944

Consolidated B-24 Liberator at the RAF Museum


Walter Leon Lenox 1st Lieutenant Pilot Killed
Sampson Scharff 2nd Lieutenant Co-pilot Killed
Samuel Francis Joseph Technical Sergeant Radio Operator Killed
Anthony Francis Bellini Sergeant Flight Engineer Killed


The aircraft was being ferried from BAD 2 at Warton in Lancashire to Langford Lodge in Northern Ireland during the mid evening of the 8th June 1944.  While flying in low cloud the aircraft struck Snaefell killing the four crew.  The wreck was found the following day by a police officer leading a group of internees on a hike from Peel.

Crash site of Consolidated B-24 42-51202 on Snaefell, Laxey, Isle of Man
No large items of wreckage remain at the site today, however the site is littered with items like those shown in this photo.
Small pieces of wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated B-24 Liberator 42-51202 on Snaefell, Laxey, Isle of Man
This photo shows more of the typical items found at the site.