The small pieces of Wreckage at the crash site of Handley Page Hampden L4189 on Black Edge, Buxton

30th September 1940
Hampden Mk.I L4189
No.106 Sqn, RAF
Black Edge, Buxton

At close to 20:30 on the 30th September 1940 Hampden L4189 left RAF Finningley near Doncaster for a night navigation exercise, the weather that night consisted of 10/10ths low cloud.  … Continue reading “1940-09-30|Hampden Mk.I|L4189|No.106 Sqn, RAF|Black Edge, Buxton”

Crash site of Handley Page Hampden Mk.I X3154 on Rushup Edge near Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire

21st December 1940
Hampden Mk.I X3154
No.106 Sqn, RAF
Rushup Edge, Derbyshire

The crew of the aircraft were on a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF Finningley near Doncaster when the aircraft flew into the southern side of Rushup Edge above … Continue reading “1940-12-21|Hampden Mk.I|X3154|No.106 Sqn, RAF|Rushup Edge, Derbyshire”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N9912 on Whitwell Moor, Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire

31st March 1941
Anson Mk.I N9912
No.25 OTU, RAF
Whitwell Moor, Stocksbridge

Pilot Officer Fournier was killed during operational flying on the 29th August 1941 while flying with No.49 Sqn. The aircraft he was flying, Hampden Mk.I AE126 was shot down by … Continue reading “1941-03-31|Anson Mk.I|N9912|No.25 OTU, RAF|Whitwell Moor, Stocksbridge”

Wreckage at the crash site of Vickers Wellington T2715 on Dufton Fell, Appleby, Cumbria

20th August 1942
Wellington Mk.IC T2715
No.25 OTU, RAF
Dufton Fell, Cumbria

From all of the available records only the pilot’s name has ever been found. Sgt Crew was latter commissioned and became a Squadron Leader before being killed on the 5th … Continue reading “1942-08-20|Wellington Mk.IC|T2715|No.25 OTU, RAF|Dufton Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC DV600

4th September 1942
Wellington Mk.IC DV600
No.25 OTU, RAF
High Doat, Seatoller

The crew of DV600 were tasked with a night cross county flight, they departed RAF Finningley near Doncaster at about 21:00. At around 22:30 the aircraft flew into the wooded … Continue reading “1942-09-04|Wellington Mk.IC|DV600|No.25 OTU, RAF|High Doat, Seatoller”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Vampire WA400 on Strines Moor near Sheffield in 2004

25th July 1951
Vampire F.B. Mk.5 WA400
No.102 FTS, RAF
Strines Moor, Bradfield

The pilot was on a training flight from RAF Finningly near Doncaster when he became disorientated.  As he had been airborne for some time the aircraft had used up almost … Continue reading “1951-07-25|Vampire F.B. Mk.5|WA400|No.102 FTS, RAF|Strines Moor, Bradfield”