Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire X4843 on Yr Aran near Beddgelert

26th September 1941
Spitfire Mk.I X4843
No.57 OTU, RAF
Yr Aran, Gwynedd

The pilot, a 27 year old former accountant from Australia, was part way through his training course at RAF Hawarden prior to being posted to an operational unit. He had … Continue reading “1941-09-26|Spitfire Mk.I|X4843|No.57 OTU, RAF|Yr Aran, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Wellington DV800 on Carnedd Dafydd / Llewelyn

19th July 1942
Wellington Mk.IC DV800
No.27 OTU, RAF
Black Ladders, Gwynedd

The crew were on a day-time cross county navigation exercise from RAF Lichfield, one leg of the flight took the aircraft from Holyhead to Rhyl. It was thought by the … Continue reading “1942-07-19|Wellington Mk.IC|DV800|No.27 OTU, RAF|Black Ladders, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Blackburn Botha Mk.I L6318 on Tal-y-Fan near Conwy

23rd August 1942
Botha Mk.I L6318
Tal-y-Fan, Conwy

(*) Contemporary records show Pendal as a Flight Sergeant, it is probable that he was due to be promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer and this was applied after … Continue reading “1942-08-23|Botha Mk.I|L6318|No.3 SGR, RAF|Tal-y-Fan, Conwy”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N4981 on Moel Elilio, Betws Garmon, Caernarfon

20th November 1942
Anson Mk.I N4981
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Moel Eilio, Gwynedd

The crew of N4981 were on a cross country training flight from RAF Penrhos on the Lleyn Peninsular near Pwllheli when after only 25 minutes at around 14:35 the aircraft … Continue reading “1942-11-20|Anson Mk.I|N4981|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Moel Eilio, Gwynedd”

View of the crash site of Hawker Henley L3334 on Craig Cwm Silyn

20th November 1942
Henley L3334
No.1605 (TT) Flt, RAF
Craig Cwm Silyn, Gwynedd

The pilot was carrying out target towing duties from Towyn, near Barmouth, when he disappeared. The aircraft was reported overdue and a search initiated, it was a couple of days … Continue reading “1942-11-20|Henley|L3334|No.1605 (TT) Flt, RAF|Craig Cwm Silyn, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV V6099 on Elidir Fawr, Llanberis

31st March 1943
Blenheim Mk.IV V6099
No.13 OTU, RAF
Elidir Fawr, Gwynedd

The crew of the aircraft were carrying out a day cross country navigation exercise from RAF Bicester in Oxfordshire during the 31st March 1943. At some point during the flight … Continue reading “1943-03-31|Blenheim Mk.IV|V6099|No.13 OTU, RAF|Elidir Fawr, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Douglas Dakota St Kevin, EI-AFL, in Cwm Edno, Dolwyddelan, Conwy

10th January 1952
Dakota EI-AFL
Aer Lingus
Cwm Edno, Conwy

EI-AFL had taken off from Northolt in London on a scheduled passenger service to Dublin with twenty passengers and three crew onboard. The flight took off from Northolt at 17:25 … Continue reading “1952-01-10|Dakota|EI-AFL|Aer Lingus|Cwm Edno, Conwy”