Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III DF611 at Newhaven between Buxton and AShbourne, Derbyshire

10th April 1943
Wellington Mk.III DF611
No.30 OTU, RAF
Newhaven, Derbyshire

The crew of DF611 took off from Seighford for an infrared bombing exercise at 04:50, a hour into the flight the aircraft’s engines lost power.  The pilot, Sergeant Ronald Jones … Continue reading “1943-04-10|Wellington Mk.III|DF611|No.30 OTU, RAF|Newhaven, Derbyshire”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I HN594 on Brown Knoll between Chinley and Edale, Derbyshire

28th December 1945
Oxford Mk.I HN594
No.21 (P)AFU, RAF
Brown Knoll, Edale

One of the two pilots, Ted Croker, went on in life to play football for Charlton Athletic, who he was already playing for in 1945, and be Chief Executive of … Continue reading “1945-12-28|Oxford Mk.I|HN594|No.21 (P)AFU, RAF|Brown Knoll, Edale”