Impact point of Consolidated LB-30A Liberator AM261 on Mullach Buidhe near Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran

10th August 1941
LB-30A Liberator AM261
Mullach Buidhe, Isle of Arran

The aircraft had take off from Heathfield (Ayr) to fly to Gander in eastern Canada with ferry crews onboard with the intention of those crews ferrying new aircraft back across … Continue reading “1941-08-10|LB-30A Liberator|AM261|ATFERO, RAFFC|Mullach Buidhe, Isle of Arran”

Wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated Liberator AL624 on Drigmorn Hill, near Newton Stewart

14th September 1942
Liberator Mk.II AL624
No.1653 HCU, RAF
Drigmorn Hill, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was stationed at RAF Burn in Yorkshire, its crew were briefed, along with 3 other crews (those of Liberators AL597, AL625 & AL635) to carry out a cross … Continue reading “1942-09-14|Liberator Mk.II|AL624|No.1653 HCU, RAF|Drigmorn Hill, Dumfries & Galloway”

Undercarriage oleo at the crash site of Consolidated PB4Y-1 63949 on Broken Ground, Mossley

18th December 1943
PB4Y-1 Liberator 63934
VB110, USN
Broken Ground, Mossley

The crew had been carrying out an anti U-Boat patrol over the Bay of Biscay from their home station at Dunkeswell in Devon. On returning they found that the station … Continue reading “1943-12-18|PB4Y-1 Liberator|63934|VB110, USN|Broken Ground, Mossley”

Crash site of Consolidated B-24J 42-99991 / Bachelors Baby on Moelfre, Penmaenmawr, Conwy

7th January 1944
B-24J 42-99991
Moelfre, Conwy

The aircraft was being delivered from the United States to the UK, its crew had flown across the Atlantic via the Southern route, a route frequently used in the winter … Continue reading “1944-01-07|B-24J|42-99991|8th AF, USAAF|Moelfre, Conwy”

Alan with wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated Liberator FL949, Cuilags, Island of Hoy, Orkney

1st January 1945
Liberator Mk.V FL949
No.311 Sqn, RAF
Cuilags, Orkney

The aircraft was returning to Wick, though the Squadron was stationed further down the coast at Tain, from an uneventful anti-submarine patrol in near arctic conditions, with low cloud, high … Continue reading “1945-01-01|Liberator Mk.V|FL949|No.311 Sqn, RAF|Cuilags, Orkney”