Wreckage at the crash site of Bristol Blenheim L1252 on Staple Moss, Hargill Beck, Teesdale

28th October 1938
Blenheim Mk.I L1252
No.34 Sqn, RAF
Hargill Beck, County Durham

Blenheim Mk.I L1252 / H of No.34 Squadron crashed on Staple Moss around the head of Hargill Beck to the South East of Mickle Fell in the North Pennines on the 26th October 1938 while on a training flight from RAF Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire   John Owen Sowerbutts Pilot Officer Pilot Killed William Ashbridge … Continue reading “1938-10-28|Blenheim Mk.I|L1252|No.34 Sqn, RAF|Hargill Beck, County Durham”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-AERE on Ettersgill Common, Teesdale, County Durham

20th June 1939
Dragon Rapide G-AERE
British American Air Services
Ettersgill, County Durham

British American Air Services had been chartered to provide an aircraft to fly John Crouch, a jockey retained to ride horses belonging to HM King George VI, from Heston in … Continue reading “1939-06-20|Dragon Rapide|G-AERE|British American Air Services|Ettersgill, County Durham”

Crash site of Spitfire P8563

27th March 1942
Spitfire Mk.VA P8563
No.81 Sqn, RAF
Stanhope, County Durham

No.81 Squadron were, in early 1942, stationed at Ouston to the North-west of Newcastle upon Tyne and were one of the Squadrons tasked with providing fighter defence of the North … Continue reading “1942-03-27|Spitfire Mk.VA|P8563|No.81 Sqn, RAF|Stanhope, County Durham”

Crash site of Curtiss Tomahawk AH744 on Red Gill Moss, Barnard Castle, County Durham

10th February 1943
Tomahawk Mk.I AH744
No.1472 (DB) Flight, RAF
Red Gill Moss, County Durham

The pilot was carrying out local flying practice from RAF Catterick in North Yorkshire, having taken off at 12:55. The aircraft was seen by a Royal Observer Corps post at … Continue reading “1943-02-10|Tomahawk Mk.I|AH744|No.1472 (DB) Flight, RAF|Red Gill Moss, County Durham”