Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V6565 and V7742 of No.55 Operational Training Unit, flew into Slight Side on Sca Fell on the 12th August 1941
|Zygmund Hohne||Pilot Officer PAF||Pilot (V6565)||Killed|
|Stanislaw Karubin||Sergeant PAF||Pilot (V7742)||Killed|
The two aircraft had taken off from Usworth, near Sunderland, for a two ship formation flying exercise over the north of England, with Sgt Karubin as the flight leader. At some point in the flight the two entered cloud, while still flying in cloud the two aircraft flew into Slight Side, an out lying ridge of Sca Fell above the small village of Boot, killing both airmen.
Wreckage remains at both sites which are separated by only a short distance, the crash site of V6565 has a memorial to both men, this can be distinguished from that of V7742 by stamps on parts being from Gloster rather than Hawker as V6565 was built under contract.
Crash site of V7742
Crash site of V6565