Lockheed Hudson Mk.I N7294 of No.220 Squadron crashed on Easby Moor on the 11th February 1940

Lockheed Hudson at the Royal Air Force Museum


Tom MacKinlay Parker Flying Officer Pilot Killed
Harold Francis Bleksley Sergeant Pilot Killed
Norman Rrichard Drury Corperal Wireless Operator Killed
Atholl Barker Leading Aircraftman Air Gunner Injured


The aircraft was being used to carry out a patrol from Thornaby. Shortly after take off the aircraft’s windscreen iced up blocking forward vision, shortly after this occurring the aircraft flew into the edge of Easby Moor near to the Captain Cook Monument.

Crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7294 near Captain Cooks Monument, Easby Moor
Very little remains where the aircraft crashed, though during our 2003 visit we found a few small fragments of the aircraft.
Since our visit a memorial has been erected where the aircraft crashed.