North American P-51D Mustang 44-64084 of the 366th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, crashed near Glossop on the 29th May 1945 while being ferried from Debden to Speke. On the same flight P-51D 44-72181 crashed on Castleshaw Moor on the northern edge of the Peak District

North American P-51D in the markings of the 4th FG, USAAF


Darnby H. Wilhoit Flight Officer Pilot Killed


The aircraft flew into rising ground at high speed while the pilot was attempting to get below low cloud to ascertain his position. Witnesses saw the aircraft perform a sharp turn (possibly trying to avoid terrain ahead) before striking the ground, the crash caused a crater some 18ft in diameter.

The crash site of North American P-51D Mustang 44-64084 near Glossop, Derbyshire
A photo looking into the field that the aircraft crashed in, taken on the 29th May 2005.
It should be noted that while some of the surrounding fields are Access Land that this site is not and is private land.
Access should not be attempted without permission.