Wreckage at the crash site of He111 1T+EL on Llwydmor

14th April 1941
Heinkel He111 F/4801 1T+EL
3/KG28, Luftwaffe
Llwydmor, Gwynedd

There are two accounts of this crash, the first is that the aircraft had attacked the ship yards at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, before turning southwards to return to France. The second, … Continue reading “1941-04-14|Heinkel He111|F/4801 1T+EL|3/KG28, Luftwaffe|Llwydmor, Gwynedd”

Gipsy Major engine at the crash site of de Havilland Queen Bee V4793 on Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, Snowdon

24th February 1942
Queen Bee V4793
Clogwyn Du’r Arrddu, Gwynedd

The de Havilland Queen Bee was a modification of the Tiger Moth bi-plane trainer, it was intended to be used a remotely operated target aircraft. The main modifications were the … Continue reading “1942-02-24|Queen Bee|V4793|No.1 AACU, RAF|Clogwyn Du’r Arrddu, Gwynedd”

Mynydd Moel near Dolgellau, crash site of Vickers Wellington HX433

28th May 1942
Wellington Mk.IC HX433
No.1443 (F) Flt, RAF
Mynydd Moel, Gwynedd

The crew of Wellington HX433 were carrying out a fuel consumption test flight from RAF Harwell near Didcot prior to the aircraft being ferried to the Middle East. The weather … Continue reading “1942-05-28|Wellington Mk.IC|HX433|No.1443 (F) Flt, RAF|Mynydd Moel, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane P3385 on Allt-y-Ceffylau near Blaenau Ffestiniog

9th August 1942
Hurricane Mk.I P3385
Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd

The pilot was on a flight from Speke near Liverpool to RAF Valley on Anglesey where he was to take part in an air-to-air firing exercise. He had entered cloud … Continue reading “1942-08-09|Hurricane Mk.I|P3385|MSFU, RAF|Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd”

Lockheed P-38F 41-7677 on Harlech Beach, Gwynedd

27th September 1942
P-38F 41-7677
14th FG, USAAF
Harlech Beach, Gwynedd

The pilot, and aircraft, was among nine pilots who had flown into RAF Llanbedr on the 26th September from Atcham for gunnery practice, swapping places with eight other 14th FG … Continue reading “1942-09-27|P-38F|41-7677|14th FG, USAAF|Harlech Beach, Gwynedd”

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”

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”

Lockheed Hudson at the Royal Air Force Museum

18th August 1943
Ventura Mk.I AE688
No.464 Sqn, RAAF
Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd

The crew were on a night navigation training exercise from No.464 Sqn’s home station of Methwold in Norfolk. They had taken off during the late evening of the 18th August … Continue reading “1943-08-18|Ventura Mk.I|AE688|No.464 Sqn, RAAF|Carnedd Dafydd, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Blackburn Botha L6202 on Llwytmor

28th August 1943
Botha Mk.I L6202
No.11 RS, RAF
Llwytmor, Gwynedd

No.11 Radio School at Hooton Park was responsible for the training of new wireless operators through a course of ground school and airborne practice. On the 28th August 1943 L6202 … Continue reading “1943-08-28|Botha Mk.I|L6202|No.11 RS, RAF|Llwytmor, Gwynedd”

Aircraft wreckage, probably from Avro Anson Mk.I LT184, on Mynydd Perfedd

5th October 1943
Anson Mk.I LT184
Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd

The accidents that befell these two aircraft occurred nearly one year apart, however the proximity of the two crash sites to each other prevents positive identification of either site, especially … Continue reading “1943-10-05|Anson Mk.I|LT184|No.7 AOS, RAF|Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd”

Wreckage near Ffynnon Lloer from Avro Anson Mk.I N9855

8th November 1943
Anson Mk.I N9855
No.3 (O)AFU, RAF
Pen yr Ole Wen, Gwynedd

The aircraft and crew were stationed at RAF Halfpenny Green to the south west of Wolverhampton. During the evening of the 8th November 1943 to crew of five took off … Continue reading “1943-11-08|Anson Mk.I|N9855|No.3 (O)AFU, RAF|Pen yr Ole Wen, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Republic P-47 42-75101 on Mynydd Copog, Dolgellau, Wales

4th May 1944
P-47D 42-75101
495th FTG, USAAF
Mynydd Copog, Gwynedd

The pilot was performing authorised aerobatics and local flying from Atcham near Shrewsbury, he had flown west across mid Wales and during a series of rolls drifted over higher ground. … Continue reading “1944-05-04|P-47D|42-75101|495th FTG, USAAF|Mynydd Copog, Gwynedd”

Aircraft wreckage, probably from Avro Anson Mk.I LT116, on Mynydd Perfedd

8th June 1944
Anson Mk.I LT116
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd

The accidents that befell these two aircraft occurred nearly one year apart, however the proximity of the two crash sites to each other prevents positive identification of either site, especially … Continue reading “1944-06-08|Anson Mk.I|LT116|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd”

Crash site of B-26G 44-68072 on Y Garn, Snowdonia

1st February 1945
B-26G 44-68072
Y Garn, Gwynedd

The aircraft was one of 16 new B-26 Marauders that were being ferried from the USA to the UK where they would have final preparations for combat and be assigned … Continue reading “1945-02-01|B-26G|44-68072|9th AF, USAAF|Y Garn, Gwynedd”

Memorial plaque at the crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.III NE132, Foel Ddu, Rhinog Fawr, Harlech

6th February 1945
Lancaster Mk.III NE132
No.1653 HCU, RAF
Foel Ddu, Gwynedd

The crew of NE132 were briefed to carry out a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF North Luffenham, near Oakham in Rutland, following a route of just over 700 … Continue reading “1945-02-06|Lancaster Mk.III|NE132|No.1653 HCU, RAF|Foel Ddu, Gwynedd”

Memorial plaque below the crash site of B-17 44-8639 on Craig Cwm Llwyd, Copyright - Peak District Air Accident Research

8th June 1945
B-17G 44-8639
351st BG, USAAF
Craig Cwm Llwyd, Gwynedd

Following the end of conflict in Europe US Forces began to return home, some as their period of service came to an end and others in preparation for the expected … Continue reading “1945-06-08|B-17G|44-8639|351st BG, USAAF|Craig Cwm Llwyd, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito TV982 in Cwm Llan, Snowdon

21st July 1948
Mosquito T. Mk.III TV982
No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF
Cwm Llan, Gwynedd

For two weeks during July 1948 No.502 Squadron was on detachment to RAF Horsham St Faith near Norwich for their annual Armament Practice Camp. The exercises had finished at the … Continue reading “1948-07-21|Mosquito T. Mk.III|TV982|No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF|Cwm Llan, Gwynedd”

Propeller hub near the crash site of Avro Lincoln RF511 on Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd, Wales - Copyright Peak District Air Accident Research

15th March 1950
Lincoln B. Mk.2 RF511
No.230 OCU, RAF
Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd

During the night of the 14th / 15th March 1950 a number of Lincolns took off on cross country exercise from RAF Hemswell and RAF Scampton, one of these aircraft … Continue reading “1950-03-15|Lincoln B. Mk.2|RF511|No.230 OCU, RAF|Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd”

Wreckage near the crash site of Auster A.O.P. Mk.6 VF554 in the 1960s

21st October 1956
Auster A.O.P. Mk.6 VF554
No.663 Sqn, RAuxAF
Aber Falls, Gwynedd

The aircraft was assigned to an RAuxAF Squadron but on the flight that ended in this crash was being flown by a Territorial Army pilot from the Royal Artillery. He … Continue reading “1956-10-21|Auster A.O.P. Mk.6|VF554|No.663 Sqn, RAuxAF|Aber Falls, Gwynedd”

Aircraft wreckage, at Ffynnon Llyffant, near the crash site on Carnedd Llewelyn (Snowdonia) of English Electric Canberra WK129

9th December 1957
Canberra B. Mk.2 WK129
Radar Research Establishment, RAF
Carnedd Llewelyn, Conwy

The crew were taking part in testing in conjuction with a Ministry of Supply radar unit positioned on the summit of near by Drum. After completing the test Flt Lt … Continue reading “1957-12-09|Canberra B. Mk.2|WK129|Radar Research Establishment, RAF|Carnedd Llewelyn, Conwy”