Crash site of North American Harvard Mk.IIB FT442 on Shining Tor, Buxton, Derbyshire

30th November 1944
Harvard Mk.IIB FT442
No.5 (P)AFU, RAF
Shining Tor, Buxton

On the 30th November 1944, Sergeant Julius Sofranko, a Czechoslovakian who had joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve, took off from RAF Ternhill piloting Harvard FT442 on a solo cross country … Continue reading “1944-11-30|Harvard Mk.IIB|FT442|No.5 (P)AFU, RAF|Shining Tor, Buxton”

North American Harvard Mk.2B

7th August 1947
Harvard Mk.2B KF954
Nr Buxton, Derbyshire

AC2 Wright had taken off for a cross country flight at 11:15 and at some point became disorientated, unable to locate his position he decided to make a forced landing. … Continue reading “1947-08-07|Harvard Mk.2B|KF954|No.6 FTS, RAF|Nr Buxton, Derbyshire”

Wreckage near the crash site of North American Harvard Mk.2b FT415 on the Wool Packs, Kinder

14th January 1952
Harvard Mk.2B FT415
No.22 FTS, RAF
Wool Packs, Kinder

The pilot of the aircraft was a trainee Fleet Air Arm pilot who was carrying out flying training with the RAF. This was fairly common in the 1950s, No.22 FTS … Continue reading “1952-01-14|Harvard Mk.2B|FT415|No.22 FTS, RAF|Wool Packs, Kinder”

Crash site of North American Harvard FX306 at Foolow, Derbyshire

10th December 1952
Harvard Mk.2B FX306
Foolow, Tideswell

The pilot was on a “Circuits, Landings and Local Map Reading” exercise from RAF Ternhill. He had taken off at 09:40 and remained out of contact until 10:45 when he … Continue reading “1952-12-10|Harvard Mk.2B|FX306|No.6 FTS, RAF|Foolow, Tideswell”

Wing at the crash site of North American Harvard Mk.2b FT401 on Little Knock, Tweedsmuir

16th January 1953
Harvard Mk.2B FT401
No.22 FTS, RAF
Little Knock, Borders

The aircraft was an RAF Harvard Mk.IIB from No.22 Flying Training School at Syerston near Newark but was being used by a detachment at Anthorn. Midshipman Wadham, a trainee Royal … Continue reading “1953-01-16|Harvard Mk.2B|FT401|No.22 FTS, RAF|Little Knock, Borders”