Crash site of Douglas C-47 41-7803 on Moel y Gaer, Llangollen, Wales

23rd August 1942
C-47A 41-7803
Moel-y-Gaer, Denbighshire

# = Known to be 14th FG. The aircraft was being used to transfer personnel of the 14th Fighter Group from the US at the beginning of that unit’s deployment … Continue reading “1942-08-23|C-47A|41-7803|64th TCG, USAAF|Moel-y-Gaer, Denbighshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas Boston Z2186 on Carnedd Dafydd, Snowdonia, Wales

17th October 1942
Boston Mk.III Z2186
No.418 Sqn, RCAF
Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd

The interesting fact that I noticed with the crew was that two of them were navigators, since Air Observer was the term used used for the combined role of navigator … Continue reading “1942-10-17|Boston Mk.III|Z2186|No.418 Sqn, RCAF|Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd”

C-47 Dakota

13th January 1944
C-53D 42-68728
435th TCG, USAAF
Ossoms Hill, Grindon

The aircraft, a C-53D Skytrooper (dedicated paratroop variant of the Dakota), was flying from Langar, near Nottingham, to Burtonwood, near Warrington, during the early afternoon of the 13th January 1944 … Continue reading “1944-01-13|C-53D|42-68728|435th TCG, USAAF|Ossoms Hill, Grindon”

Cliffs of Craig y Dulyn with the crash site of C-47 43-48473 part way up

11th November 1944
C-47B 43-48473
Craig y Dulyn, Conwy

The crew were flying the aircraft from Le Borget airport near Paris to Burtonwood in Cheshire. They had departed at 08:30 (local) on the 11th November with a flight of … Continue reading “1944-11-11|C-47B|43-48473|27th ATG, USAAF|Craig y Dulyn, Conwy”

Crash site of Douglas C-47A 41-38608 at Dawson Farm, Bosley, Cheshire in 1944

22nd December 1944
C-47A 41-38608
363rd TRG, USAAF
Bosley, Macclesfield

The aircraft was being used to ferry supplies from Burtonwood to Le Culot (Y-10) in France via Grove near Wantage in Oxfordshire, along with a small number of passengers. The … Continue reading “1944-12-22|C-47A|41-38608|363rd TRG, USAAF|Bosley, Macclesfield”

Crash site of Douglas A-20G Havoc 43-9958 at Flash near Leek, Staffordshire

3rd January 1945
A-20G 43-9958
Flash, Leek

The aircraft was being ferried by a pilot from the 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group from Stanstead to Burtonwood. His route was meant to have been Stanstead – … Continue reading “1945-01-03|A-20G|43-9958|27th ATG, USAAF|Flash, Leek”

Accident report photograph of Douglas C-47 42-93683

21st January 1945
C-47A 42-93683
Nr Buxton, Derbyshire

The crew were on a daytime training flight from Chalgrove in Oxfordshire, described as Contact Round Robin Flight, with 4 other aircraft.  Their route took them from Chalgrove to Bury … Continue reading “1945-01-21|C-47A|42-93683|9th TCG, USAAF|Nr Buxton, Derbyshire”

Main undercarriage from Douglas Dakota KK194 on Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mul

1st February 1945
Dakota Mk.IV KK194
No.45 Group, RAF
Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull

The aircraft, built as a C-47B-20-DK with the USAAF serial 43-49709, was being used for a trans-Atlantic ferry flight. It was while flying the leg from Iceland to Prestwick when … Continue reading “1945-02-01|Dakota Mk.IV|KK194|No.45 Group, RAF|Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas C-47 42-108982 on Shelf Moor, Bleaklow

24th July 1945
C-47A 42-108982
314th TCG, USAAF
Shelf Moor, Bleaklow

The aircraft was being flown on a transport flight from airfield B.44 at Poix, to the SW of Amiens, in France to Renfrew. It had stopped at Leicester East and … Continue reading “1945-07-24|C-47A|42-108982|314th TCG, USAAF|Shelf Moor, Bleaklow”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas Dakota KG502 on Cold Fell, Castle Carrock, Cumbria

3rd February 1946
Dakota Mk.III KG502
No.1383 TCU, RAF
Cold Fell, Cumbria

The crew of the aircraft, who were stationed at RAF Crosby-on-Eden, were undertaking a night cross country navigation exercise. They had taken off in the evening of the 2nd February. … Continue reading “1946-02-03|Dakota Mk.III|KG502|No.1383 TCU, RAF|Cold Fell, Cumbria”

Wreckage at the crash site of Douglas C-54A 45-543 on Stake House Fell, Garstang, Lancashire

7th January 1949
C-54A 45-543
61st TCG, USAF
Stake House Fell, Lancashire

The aircraft was being transferred from Rhein-Main Air Force Base near Frankfurt to RAF Burtonwood near Warrington for scheduled maintenance work. It had taken off at 13:12 and was to … Continue reading “1949-01-07|C-54A|45-543|61st TCG, USAF|Stake House Fell, Lancashire”

Crash site of Douglas Dakota G-AHCY at Wimberry Stones, Greenfield

19th August 1949
Dakota G-AHCY
British European Airways
Wimberry Stones, Greenfield

The aircraft had been built for the RAF and carried the serial number KG348, it had also been issued with a USAAF serial when it was built, this was 42-92543. … Continue reading “1949-08-19|Dakota|G-AHCY|British European Airways|Wimberry Stones, Greenfield”

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”

Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engine at the crash site of B-26B 8811-B on Distinkhorn, South Lanarkshire

13th August 1956
B-26B 8811-B
French Air Force
Distinkhorn, South Lanarkshire

The aircraft was being flown from the US via Iceland and Prestwick to France by two civilian pilots for delivery to the French Air Force, in whose markings the aircraft … Continue reading “1956-08-13|B-26B| 8811-B|French Air Force|Distinkhorn, South Lanarkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Daktoa G-AMVC on Croglin Fell, Penrith, Cumbria

17th October 1961
Dakota G-AMVC
BKS Air Transport Ltd
Croglin Fell, Cumbria

The aircraft and crew were all based at Yeadon, Captin Mose was BKS Air Transport’s senior pilot at the airfield. The aircraft had been chartered to fly a party of … Continue reading “1961-10-17|Dakota|G-AMVC|BKS Air Transport Ltd|Croglin Fell, Cumbria”