Pegal Burn looking towards the crash site of Ju88 4D+EK

17th October 1939
Ju88A-1 4D+EK
Isle of Hoy, Orkney

The aircraft was one of a number taking part in an attack on the fleet anchorage of Scapa Flow, the crews had been briefed to attack only ships at anchor … Continue reading “1939-10-17|Ju88A-1|4D+EK|1/KG25|Isle of Hoy, Orkney”

Crash site of He111 5J+SH on Cairnsmore of Fleet

9th August 1940
He111H-4 5J+SH
1/KG4, Luftwaffe
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft flew into the mountain a short way off the summit towards Eastman’s Cairn and was burnt out while on a sortie from its base at Soesterberg in Holland. … Continue reading “1940-08-09|He111H-4|5J+SH|1/KG4, Luftwaffe|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

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”

Crash site of Heinkel He111 G1+LH / 2871 at Hazel Grove near Stockport

7th May 1941
He111 2871 / G1+LH
KG55, Luftwaffe
Hazel Grove, Stockport

The aircraft had been taking part in a raid against the Trafford Park area. It had been flying at an altitude of 14000 feet also at that height was an … Continue reading “1941-05-07|He111|2871 / G1+LH|KG55, Luftwaffe|Hazel Grove, Stockport”

Crash site of Ju88 0662 M2+CK at Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire

7th May 1941
Ju88A-5 0662/M2+CK
3/ Kü Fl Gr 906, Luftwaffe
Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire

The aircraft had taken off from a base in Holland on the 6th May 1941 as part of a large attack against Glasgow and Greenock. At 02:00 on the 7th … Continue reading “1941-05-07|Ju88A-5|0662/M2+CK|3/ Kü Fl Gr 906, Luftwaffe|Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire”

Crash site of Junkers Ju88 6312 / F1+AD at Black Brook bear the Roaches, in the Peak District

7th May 1941
Ju88A-5 6213 / F1+AD
3/KG76, Luftwaffe
Roach End, Leek

The aircraft, from KG 76, was one of a number of aircraft tasked with bombing Liverpool on the night of the 7th / 8th May 1941. The aircraft was being flown by … Continue reading “1941-05-07|Ju88A-5|6213 / F1+AD|3/KG76, Luftwaffe|Roach End, Leek”

Crash site of Dornier 217 4342 U5+GR on Easterside Hill, Hawnby, North Yorkshire

17th December 1942
Do217E-4 4342 / U5+GR
KG2, Luftwaffe
Easterside Hill, Hawnby

The aircraft was being used to take part in a night raid against York. The crew had departed their home base at Deelan in Holland and while flying the inbound … Continue reading “1942-12-17|Do217E-4|4342 / U5+GR|KG2, Luftwaffe|Easterside Hill, Hawnby”

Crash site of Dornier Do217 1182 / U5+KP at Steel Rigg, Haltwhistle, Northumberland

25th March 1943
Do217E-4 1182 / U5+KP
4/KG2, Luftwaffe
Steel Rigg, Northumberland

The night of the 24th into the 25th March 1943 saw an attack against Edinburgh by a mixed fleet of Junkers 88 and Dornier 217 medium bombers operating from a … Continue reading “1943-03-25|Do217E-4|1182 / U5+KP|4/KG2, Luftwaffe|Steel Rigg, Northumberland”

Memorial at the crash site of Ju88 144354 on Linhope RIgg, Northumberland

25th March 1943
Ju88A-14 144354
I/KG6, Luftwaffe
Linhope Rigg, Powburn, Northumberland

On the night of the 24th/25th March 1943 a number of aircraft left air stations in France and Holland to carry out a raid against Edinburgh. Shortly after midnight on … Continue reading “1943-03-25|Ju88A-14|144354|I/KG6, Luftwaffe|Linhope Rigg, Powburn, Northumberland”

Crash site of Ju88 3E+HM on Hare Hill

25th March 1943
Ju88A-14 144357 / 3E+HM
2/KG6, Luftwaffe
Hare Hill, West Lothian

During the night of the 24th / 25th March 1943 a raid was mounted against Edinburgh by a small number of Luftwaffe units, no fewer than 6 aircraft were lost, … Continue reading “1943-03-25|Ju88A-14|144357 / 3E+HM|2/KG6, Luftwaffe|Hare Hill, West Lothian”