1st July 1943
Master Mk.II DK912
No.17 (P)AFU, RAF
Thorncliffe, Leek

The pilot had taken off on a training flight from RAF Calveley near Nantwich when he became disorientated in the summer haze and could not find land marks that he … Continue reading “1943-07-01|Master Mk.II|DK912|No.17 (P)AFU, RAF|Thorncliffe, Leek”

Wreckage at the crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I LX745 on Shining Tor, Derbyshire

12th March 1944
Oxford Mk.I LX745
No.11 (P)AFU, RAF
Shining Tor, Buxton

The aircraft was being used for a night cross country exercise from RAF Calveley near Nantwich. The briefed route was to have been Calveley – Wrexham – Lichfield – Calveley … Continue reading “1944-03-12|Oxford Mk.I|LX745|No.11 (P)AFU, RAF|Shining Tor, Buxton”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane PG472, Whimberry Hill, Smithills, Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

2nd February 1945
Hurricane Mk.IIC PG472
No.11 (P)AFU, RAF
Whimberry Hill, Lancashire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC PG472 of No.11 (P)AFU crashed on Whimberry Hill in the Smithills area near Bolton, on the 2nd February 1945   Thomas Stanley Taylor Flight Sergeant Pilot Killed  

Wreckage of Hawker Hurricane PZ765, PZ851 and PZ854, at the crash site on Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale

22nd February 1945
Hurricane Mk.IIC PZ851, PZ765 & PZ854
No.11 (P)AFU, RAF
Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale

The flight of three aircraft had taken off  at 10:00 from RAF Calveley near Nantwich with F/Sgt Marien leading the flight. They had been tasked with practicing formation flying and … Continue reading “1945-02-22|Hurricane Mk.IIC|PZ851, PZ765 & PZ854|No.11 (P)AFU, RAF|Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale”