Crash site of Avro Anson L7949 on Lairdside Hill near Lochwinnoch

19th September 1938
Anson Mk.I L7949
Lairdside Hill, Renfrewshire

The crash was reported in the Scotsman as occurring while the aircraft was descending through cloud towards Prestwick while flying from Newcastle.  The aircraft’s pilot John Charlesley walked the mile … Continue reading “1938-09-19|Anson Mk.I|L7949|No.12 E&RFTS, RAF|Lairdside Hill, Renfrewshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I L9153 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

9th January 1939
Anson Mk.I L9153
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had left Prestwick for a navigation training flight, the burnt out wreck was discovered the following day by a shepherd on the lower slopes of Corserine. One of … Continue reading “1939-01-09|Anson Mk.I|L9153|No.12 E&RFTS, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Scraps of aluminium wreckage at the crash site of Whitley T4225 on Bingley Moor, Yorkshire

16th October 1940
Whitley Mk.V T4225
Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire

Flying Officer Trouncer was detailed to collect Whitley T4225 from No.6 Maintenance Unit at RAF Brize Norton and ferry that aircraft to Yeadon near Leeds before it was to be … Continue reading “1940-10-16|Whitley Mk.V|T4225|No.4 FPP, ATA|Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire”

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”

Wooden marker placed close to the crash site of Consolidated Liberator AM915 on Arinarach Hill near Campbeltown

1st September 1941
Liberator Mk.I AM915
Arinarach Hill, Kintyre

The crash occurred while the aircraft was on the final leg of its journey from Montreal with a number of passengers bound for the UK.  They were a mix of … Continue reading “1941-09-01|Liberator Mk.I|AM915|BOAC|Arinarach Hill, Kintyre”

Crash site of Douglas C-47 41-7803 on Moel y Gaer, Llangollen, Wales

23rd August 1942
C-47A 41-7803
Moel-y-Gaer, Denbighshire

# = Known to be 14th FG. The aircraft was being used to transfer personnel of the 14th Fighter Group from the US at the beginning of that unit’s deployment … Continue reading “1942-08-23|C-47A|41-7803|64th TCG, USAAF|Moel-y-Gaer, Denbighshire”

3rd June 1943
B-26C 41-34707
322nd BG, USAAF
Beinn na Feusaige, Wester Ross

During early June 1943 the USAAF ferried a large number of B-26 Marauder aircraft from the US to Europe. While many of the larger aircraft flew alone the B-26s made … Continue reading “1943-06-03|B-26C|41-34707|322nd BG, USAAF|Beinn na Feusaige, Wester Ross”

Wreckage at the crash site of B-24 42-41030 on Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

20th August 1943
B-24D 42-41030
Knox Prov. Group, USAAF
Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

Consolidated B-24D Liberator 42-41030 flew into Beinn Nuis on the Isle of Arran on the 20th August 1943 The aircraft was not assigned to any specific unit but was part … Continue reading “1943-08-20|B-24D|42-41030|Knox Prov. Group, USAAF|Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran”

Crash site of B-24D 42-72851 on Li a Tuath, Lochmaddy, North Uist

15th September 1943
B-24D 42-72851
Bridges Prov. Group, USAAF
Li a Tuath, North Uist

The aircraft, which had only recently come off the production line at San Diego, was being ferried across the Atlantic, at the time of the crossing it had not been … Continue reading “1943-09-15|B-24D|42-72851|Bridges Prov. Group, USAAF|Li a Tuath, North Uist”

Crash site of Lockheed C-60A 42-56014 on Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

30th September 1943
C-60A 42-56014
17th Fy Grp, USAAF
Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

The aircraft was on a transport flight from Prestwick on the Ayrshire coast to Stornaway in the Western Isles it had taken off at 09:49 GMT for the 1 hour … Continue reading “1943-09-30|C-60A|42-56014|17th Fy Grp, USAAF|Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran”

Plaque dedicated to the victims of the crash of C-47A 42-93038 in Cairngarroch Bay

27th July 1944
C-47A 42-93038
441st TCG, USAAF
Cairngarroch Bay, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off, along with a second C-47, from its home station of Merryfield, 8 miles SE of Taunton in Somerset, and had flown to Filton on the … Continue reading “1944-07-27|C-47A|42-93038|441st TCG, USAAF|Cairngarroch Bay, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of B-17G 42-97286 on Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

10th December 1944
B-17G 42-97286
388th BG, USAAF
Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran

In the crash report there are three versions of the crew list which contradict each other so the above may not be entirely correct. The crew of the aircraft were … Continue reading “1944-12-10|B-17G|42-97286|388th BG, USAAF|Beinn Nuis, Isle of Arran”

Main undercarriage from Douglas Dakota KK194 on Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mul

1st February 1945
Dakota Mk.IV KK194
No.45 Group, RAF
Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull

The aircraft, built as a C-47B-20-DK with the USAAF serial 43-49709, was being used for a trans-Atlantic ferry flight. It was while flying the leg from Iceland to Prestwick when … Continue reading “1945-02-01|Dakota Mk.IV|KK194|No.45 Group, RAF|Ben Talaidh, Isle of Mull”

Crash site of B-17G 44-83325 on Beinn Edra, Isle of Skye

3rd March 1945
B-17G 44-83325
Beinn Edra

B-17 44-83325 was a newly built aircraft, having come off the production line at the Douglas aircraft factory in Long Beach, California. It was being ferried across the Atlantic before … Continue reading “1945-03-03|B-17G|44-83325|USAAF|Beinn Edra”

Scattered parts at the crash site on Goodman's Cairn, Stranraer

12th June 1945
B-24M 44-50695
448th BG, USAAF
Goodman’s Cairn, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was one a large number of B-24s which were to be returned by air to the United States following the end of the war in Europe. On the … Continue reading “1945-06-12|B-24M|44-50695|448th BG, USAAF|Goodman’s Cairn, Dumfries & Galloway”

Main crash site of B-24H 42-95095 on Sidhean Mor near Gairloch, overlooking the Fairy Lochans

13th June 1945
B-24H 42-95095
44th BG, USAAF
Sidhean Mor, Wester Ross

Throughout the summer of 1945 the USAAF was re-positioning personnel, either for demobilisation in the USA or to the Pacific for the continuing war against Japan. Many aircrew were returned … Continue reading “1945-06-13|B-24H|42-95095|44th BG, USAAF|Sidhean Mor, Wester Ross”

Wreckage at the crash site of Beechcraft C-45 44-47194 on Black Combe, Millom, Cumbria

12th March 1947
C-45 44-47194
371st ASG, USAF
Black Combe, Millom

At around 14:00 on the 12th March Capt Daner & 1st Lt Garner left Prestwick in Ayrshire for RAF Bovingdon in Hertfordshire where they would then fly onwards to Germany. … Continue reading “1947-03-12|C-45|44-47194|371st ASG, USAF|Black Combe, Millom”

Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engine at the crash site of B-26B 8811-B on Distinkhorn, South Lanarkshire

13th August 1956
B-26B 8811-B
French Air Force
Distinkhorn, South Lanarkshire

The aircraft was being flown from the US via Iceland and Prestwick to France by two civilian pilots for delivery to the French Air Force, in whose markings the aircraft … Continue reading “1956-08-13|B-26B| 8811-B|French Air Force|Distinkhorn, South Lanarkshire”

Wreckage at the impact point of Sabre 23380 on Iron Crag, Ennerdale

26th June 1959
Sabre 6 23380
No.421 Sqn, RCAF
Iron Crag, Ennerdale

Canadair Sabre 6 23380 / BB-380 of No.421 Squadron RCAF, crashed on Iron Crag near Ennerdale Water on the 26th June 1959 while being ferried from Prestwick to France   Robert Gordon Starling Flying Officer Pilot Killed  

Memorial cairn and plaque at the crash site of Cessna 152 G-BNGD

21st December 1997
Cessna 152 G-BNGD
Barholm Hill, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft, which was owned by AV Aviation was leased to the flying club at Carlisle, who in turn had sub-leased it to Prestwick Flying Club, had been at Carlisle … Continue reading “1997-12-21|Cessna 152|G-BNGD|Civil|Barholm Hill, Dumfries & Galloway”