Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.I R2152 on Urra Moor, North Yorkshire

28th April 1943
Beaufighter Mk.I R2152
Urra Moor, Chop Gate

The crew were on a training flight from RAF Catfoss in East Yorkshire when the aircraft crashed into the heather moor land on Urra Moor causing the it to completely … Continue reading “1943-04-28|Beaufighter Mk.I|R2152|No.2 OTU, RAF|Urra Moor, Chop Gate”

Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter JM223 on Croglin Fell, Penrith, Cumbria

4th July 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X JM223
No.9 (C)OTU, RAF
Croglin Fell, Cumbria

Bristol Beaufighter T. F. Mk.X JM223 of No.9 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, dived into the ground on Croglin Fell in the North Pennines to the east of Carlisle on the 4th July 1943 while on a training flight from Crosby on Eden near Carlisle   Herman Joe Carver Flying Officer RCAF Pilot Killed Roderick Alfred … Continue reading “1943-07-04|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|JM223|No.9 (C)OTU, RAF|Croglin Fell, Cumbria”

Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X LX946 on Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay

12th September 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LX946
No.304 FTU, RAF
Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay

The aircraft was one of a number of Beaufighters whose crews had been tasked with a long distance night cross country exercise, they were taking off at after 03:00, LX946 … Continue reading “1943-09-12|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|LX946|No.304 FTU, RAF|Maol Mheadhion, Isle of Islay”

Aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X LZ455 on Beinn Breach, Mull of Kintyre

30th October 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LZ455
Beinn Breach, Kintyre

Bristol Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X LZ455 of No.2 Overseas Aircraft Preparation Unit flew into high ground on Beinn Breach on the Mull of Kintyre on the 30th October 1943, the aircraft was being ferried from Filton to Port Ellen   Kenneth John Nixon Flying Officer Pilot Killed Angelo Benito Solari Sergeant Navigator Killed  

Crash site of Beaufighter NE203 near Worlds End, Llangollen

3rd November 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X NE203
World’s End, Wrexham

The aircraft, a brand new Beaufighter Mk.X, was being ferried from the Bristol factory at Weston-Super-Mare to RAF Kirkbride in Cumbria when it dived into the ground on moorland near … Continue reading “1943-11-03|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|NE203|No.2 FPP, ATA|World’s End, Wrexham”

crash site of Bristol Beaufighter EL285 on Wolf Crag near Keswick in the Lake District

15th November 1943
Beaufighter Mk.VIC EL285
Wolf Crag, Threlkeld

The two crew were on a night navigation training exercise from RAF Crosby-on-Eden, near Carlisle, when they strayed into the high ground in the north east of the Lake District. … Continue reading “1943-11-15|Beaufighter Mk.VIC|EL285|No.9 OTU, RAF|Wolf Crag, Threlkeld”

Crash site of Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X NE309 on Sunderland Hill, Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay

1st January 1944
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X NE309
No.304 FTU, RAF
Sunderland Hill, Isle of Islay

The two crew of NE309 were carrying out a local flying exercise from RAF Port Ellen when their aircraft struck the ground on the boggy low moorland of Sunderland Hill … Continue reading “1944-01-01|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|NE309|No.304 FTU, RAF|Sunderland Hill, Isle of Islay”