Wreckage at the crash site of Mosquito DD750, White Crag, Silsden, Yorkshire

23rd March 1943
Mosquito N.F. Mk.II DD750
No.25 Sqn, RAF
Silsden, West Yorkshire

The two crew of Mosquito DD750, along with two other crews, had been deployed from their home base at RAF Church Fenton near York to RAF Coltishall in Norfolk during … Continue reading “1943-03-23|Mosquito N.F. Mk.II|DD750|No.25 Sqn, RAF|Silsden, West Yorkshire”

Mixed wreckage from de Havilland Mosquito DZ486 on Cranstackie, Durness

5th April 1943
Mosquito Mk.IV DZ486
No.618 Sqn, RAF
Cranstakie, Sutherland

The aircraft is reported to have flown over Durness and Balnakeil before turning south and flying down the glen towards Cranstackie, however the distribution of wreckage at the site suggests … Continue reading “1943-04-05|Mosquito Mk.IV|DZ486|No.618 Sqn, RAF|Cranstakie, Sutherland”

de Havilland Mosquito

16th August 1943
Mosquito N.F. Mk.II HJ929
No.410 Sqn, RCAF
Nr Matlock, Derbyshire

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito P.R. Mk.IX MM244 near Loch Ness

5th November 1943
Mosquito P.R. Mk.IX MM244
No.544 Sqn, RAF
Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

The two crew, along with six other crews, were on a high altitude cross country flight from RAF Benson. When at cruising altitude of 30,000 feet the aircraft suffered from … Continue reading “1943-11-05|Mosquito P.R. Mk.IX|MM244|No.544 Sqn, RAF|Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire”

Larger pieces of wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito DD795 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

20th January 1944
Mosquito N.F. Mk.II DD795
No.60 OTU, RAF
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The two crew were both trainees of No.9 Course at No.60 OTU which was stationed at High Ercall in Shropshire. During the night of the 20th / 21st January 1944 … Continue reading “1944-01-20|Mosquito N.F. Mk.II|DD795|No.60 OTU, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito HX862 on Drum, Conwy

25th September 1944
Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI HX862
No.60 OTU, RAF
Drum, Conwy

The crew of HX862 were on a night intruder exercise from RAF High Ercall in Shropshire as part of their night-fighter training course. Their briefed route was to take them … Continue reading “1944-09-25|Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI|HX862|No.60 OTU, RAF|Drum, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito PF395 at Dean Rocks near Dovestones Reservoir, Greenfield

22nd October 1944
Mosquito Mk.XVI PF395
No.571 Sqn, RAF
Dean Rocks, Dovestones

The crew of the aircraft had successfully completed their raid on Hamburg and were returning to RAF Oakington near Cambridge when the port engine failed due to a cylinder head … Continue reading “1944-10-22|Mosquito Mk.XVI|PF395|No.571 Sqn, RAF|Dean Rocks, Dovestones”

Undercarriage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito DZ642 on Royl Field, Clift Hills, Shetland

22nd November 1944
Mosquito Mk.IV DZ642
No.627 Sqn, RAF
Royl Field, Shetland

On the 22nd November 1944 nine aircraft from No.627 Squadron were tasked to take part in an attack on U-Boat pens at Trondheim, though 2 were cancelled and 1 landed … Continue reading “1944-11-22|Mosquito Mk.IV|DZ642|No.627 Sqn, RAF|Royl Field, Shetland”

de Havilland Mosquito

2nd March 1945
Mosquito Mk.XX KB206
Cheddleton, Leek

de Havilland Mosquito Mk.XX KB206 of the Pathfinder Navigation Training Unit, crashed near Cheddleton, Staffordshire, on the 2nd March 1945 The two crew were undergoing training to be posted to … Continue reading “1945-03-02|Mosquito Mk.XX|KB206|PFFNTU, RAF|Cheddleton, Leek”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito NT544 near Keld, Yorkshire

10th January 1946
Mosquito N.F. Mk.30 NT544
No.54 OTU, RAF
Keld, North Yorkshire

de Havilland Mosquito N.F. Mk.30 NT544 of No.54 OTU crashed near Keld in Swaledale in North Yorkshire on the 10th January 1946 while the aircraft was on a training flight from RAF Leeming   Thomas Abel Roskilly Flight Lieutenant Pilot Killed Sidney Arthur Whiting Flight Sergeant Navigator Killed  

Remains of Mosquito TA525 at the crash site near Castle Bolton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire

14th February 1946
Mosquito F.B. Mk.VI TA525
No.13 OTU, RAF
Castle Bolton, North Yorkshire

de Havilland Mosquito F.B Mk.VI TA525 of No.13 OTU dived into the ground after loss of control in cloud on the morning of the 14th February 1946 near to Castle Bolton whilst on a solo training flight   Gebines La Hei Sergeant Vl. Z.M. (Royal Netherlands Navy) Pilot Killed  

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”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito RL197 on Great Whernside, Kettlewell, Yorkshire

13th December 1948
Mosquito N.F. Mk.36 RL197
No.228 OCU, RAF
Great Whernside, North Yorkshire

The two crew were on a training exercise from RAF Leeming near Northallerton when they flew into the western face of Great Whernside a short way below its summit in … Continue reading “1948-12-13|Mosquito N.F. Mk.36|RL197|No.228 OCU, RAF|Great Whernside, North Yorkshire”