Crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7294 near Captain Cooks Monument, Easby Moor

11th February 1940
Hudson Mk.I N7294
No.220 Sqn, RAF
Easby Moor, Great Ayton

The aircraft was being used to carry out a patrol from Thornaby. Shortly after take off the aircraft’s windscreen iced up blocking forward vision, shortly after this occurring the aircraft … Continue reading “1940-02-11|Hudson Mk.I|N7294|No.220 Sqn, RAF|Easby Moor, Great Ayton”

Crash site of Lockheed Hudson T9371 on Pamperdale Moor near Ingleby Arncliffe, North Yorkshire

22nd January 1941
Hudson Mk.II T9371
No.220 Sqn, RAF
Pamperdale Moor, Ingleby Arncliffe

The aircraft was on ferry flight from St Eval in Cornwall back to Thornaby. At about 11:30 the aircraft crashed on Pamperdale Moor and burned out. Thomas Joseph McHugh was … Continue reading “1941-01-22|Hudson Mk.II|T9371|No.220 Sqn, RAF|Pamperdale Moor, Ingleby Arncliffe”

Wreckage from Lockheed Hudson Mk.I N7235 near Loch Bradan

3rd March 1941
Hudson Mk.I N7235
No.224 Sqn, RAF
Loch Bradan, Ayrshire

The aircraft was being flown from No.224 Sqn’s home station of RAF Leuchars to RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland. It had taken off at 12:00 but failed to arrive at … Continue reading “1941-03-03|Hudson Mk.I|N7235|No.224 Sqn, RAF|Loch Bradan, Ayrshire”

Port wing at the crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7310 on Withi Gill, Isle of Hoy

19th March 1941
Hudson Mk.I N7310
No.220 Sqn, RAF
Withi Gill, Orkney

No.220 Squadron was stationed at RAF Thornaby near Middlesbrough with a number of detached Flights at other coastal air stations, one was at RAF Wick in Caithness. At 05:50 on … Continue reading “1941-03-19|Hudson Mk.I|N7310|No.220 Sqn, RAF|Withi Gill, Orkney”

Tail section at the crash site of Lockheed Hudson T9432 on Ben Lui

15th April 1941
Hudson Mk.III T9432
No.233 Sqn, RAF
Ben Lui, Stirlingshire

Sgt Aylott was from Buckhurst Hill in Essex, there is a photograph of his grave on the Buckhurst Hill history website. The aircraft had been on a patrol from RAF … Continue reading “1941-04-15|Hudson Mk.III|T9432|No.233 Sqn, RAF|Ben Lui, Stirlingshire”

Remaining wreckage at the crash site Lockheed Hudson T9292 near Brora, Sutherland

1st May 1941
Hudson Mk.I T9292
No.269 Sqn, RAF
Brora, Sutherland

The aircraft had taken off from Wick on convoy escort duties in the early evening, upon return the pilot could not safely break through cloud cover near Wick or over … Continue reading “1941-05-01|Hudson Mk.I|T9292|No.269 Sqn, RAF|Brora, Sutherland”

The crash site of Lockheed Hudson AE640 at Feorlan, Mull of Kintyre

25th July 1941
Hudson Mk.V AE640
Feorlan, Kintyre

The aircraft was a newly built aircraft which was being ferried from the Lockheed factory to the UK. It had been flown across the USA and Canada before being flown … Continue reading “1941-07-25|Hudson Mk.V|AE640|OADF, RAF|Feorlan, Kintyre”

Single piece of wreckage at the crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7337 on North Barrule

9th September 1941
Hudson Mk.I N7337
No.1 (C)OTU, RAF
North Barrule, Ramsey

The crew were on a training flight from Silloth in Cumbria.  They had been briefed to remain in areas free of fog and low cloud, however the aircraft ended up … Continue reading “1941-09-09|Hudson Mk.I|N7337|No.1 (C)OTU, RAF|North Barrule, Ramsey”

View from the crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7325 on Cross Fell

6th September 1942
Hudson Mk.I N7325
No.1 (C)OTU, RAF
Cross Fell, Cumbria

The crew had taken off from RAF Silloth late on the 5th September for a night navigation exercise. The planned route was from Silloth to South Rock light off Northern … Continue reading “1942-09-06|Hudson Mk.I|N7325|No.1 (C)OTU, RAF|Cross Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of Lockheed Hudson Mk.V AM680 at Beda Head near Ullswater

10th November 1942
Hudson Mk.V AM680
Beda Head, Martindale

The aircraft, coded B-68, took off from RAF Silloth on the Solway Firth west of Carlisle at 00:50 on the 10th November for a night navigation exercise. At 01:14 the … Continue reading “1942-11-10|Hudson Mk.V|AM680|No.1 OTU, RAF|Beda Head, Martindale”