Whitley Mk.V T4138 / KN-H of No.77 Squadron RAF, crashed on Arden Great Moor near Osmotherly in the North Yorkshire Moors on the 16th December 1940. The aircraft was outbound to Berlin when one of the aircraft’s engines caught fire


Hayden Hugh James Miller Pilot Officer Pilot Injured
Douglas Henry Gilbert Sergeant Co-pilot Injured
G Thorpe Sergeant Observer Injured
Cyril Williams Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Killed
Albert Edward Hammond Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Injured

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.

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley T4138 on Arden Great Moor, North Yorkshire
Very little wreckage from the aircraft remains today, on the day we visited the site most of it covered with snow.