Wreckage at the crash site on Foel Wen of Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV L4873

23rd March 1940
Blenheim Mk.IV L4873
No.90 Sqn, RAF
Foel Wen, Powys

The bodies of the three crew of the aircraft were removed from the crash site by medical personnel from No.11 FTS at RAF Shawbury. They were all buried at St … Continue reading “1940-03-23|Blenheim Mk.IV|L4873|No.90 Sqn, RAF|Foel Wen, Powys”

Airspeed Oxford

22nd May 1941
Oxford Mk.I N4641
No.11 FTS, RAF
Nr Tissington, Derbyshire

Cpl Branton was on a solo cross-country training flight from RAF Shawbury near Shrewsbury, he had been briefed to fly a tri-angular course and then carry out some single-engine flying … Continue reading “1941-05-22|Oxford Mk.I|N4641|No.11 FTS, RAF|Nr Tissington, Derbyshire”

Crash site of Miles Master W8479, Arant Haw Fell, Sedburgh, Cumbria

19th December 1941
Master Mk.III W8479
Arant Haw Fell, Cumbria

Master W8479 was being ferried by the Air Transport Auxiliary from Woodley in Berkshire to RAF Lossiemouth via Shawbury and Kirkbride. The aircraft was collected on the 17th December at … Continue reading “1941-12-19|Master Mk.III|W8479|TFPP, ATA|Arant Haw Fell, Cumbria”

Wreckage scattered about the crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.XIII MF174 on South Barrule, Isle of Man

22nd December 1944
Wellington Mk.XIII MF174
South Barrule

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Shawbury in Shropshire at 11:23 for a navigation exercise.  The aircraft should have returned to Shawbury at around 16:00.  The aircraft reached the … Continue reading “1944-12-22|Wellington Mk.XIII|MF174|EANS, RAF|South Barrule”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.XIII NC611 at Trusley, Derbyshire

25th June 1946
Wellington Mk.XIII NC661
RAF Shawbury
Trusley, Derbyshire

At 13:30 on the 25th June 1946 NC661 took off on a cross country flight, after only 40 minutes in the air the aircraft suffered failure of the starboard engine … Continue reading “1946-06-25|Wellington Mk.XIII|NC661|RAF Shawbury|Trusley, Derbyshire”