Beechcraft C-45 44-47194 of the 632nd AMS, 371st Air Service Group, USAF, crashed on Black Combe near Millom on the 12th March 1947
|William Joseph Daner DFC||Captain||Pilot||Survived|
|Artie Garner||1st Lieutenant||Co-pilot||Survived|
At around 14:00 on the 12th March Capt Daner & 1st Lt Garner left Prestwick in Ayrshire for RAF Bovingdon in Hertfordshire where they would then fly onwards to Germany. After approximately one hour, while flying at 2,000ft in a snow shower the aircraft struck the seaward side of Black Combe a short distance below the summit. The aircraft was badly damaged by the crash but electrical power from the batteries remained to the radio which continued to receive, however the transmitter had been damaged preventing a distress call being made. By nightfall the weather had not improved and so the two crew decided to remain with the aircraft overnight. The following morning conditions had improved and they made their way off to Holeghyll at the foot the hill.