The view towards Clatteringshaws Loch from the crash site of Dragonfly G-AEHC

2nd February 1937
Dragonfly G-AEHC
London Express Newspapers Ltd
Darnaw, Dumfries & Galloway

The Croydon based aircraft was being used to prove a safe air route from Renfrew to Speke under the sponsorship (and ownership) of the Daily Express in an unofficial response … Continue reading “1937-02-02|Dragonfly|G-AEHC|London Express Newspapers Ltd|Darnaw, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane P3385 on Allt-y-Ceffylau near Blaenau Ffestiniog

9th August 1942
Hurricane Mk.I P3385
Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd

The pilot was on a flight from Speke near Liverpool to RAF Valley on Anglesey where he was to take part in an air-to-air firing exercise. He had entered cloud … Continue reading “1942-08-09|Hurricane Mk.I|P3385|MSFU, RAF|Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd”

View down into the Vale of Edale from the crash site of the aircraft

25th April 1943
P-47C 41-6227
56th FG, USAAF
Horsehill Tor, Edale

John Coenen was injured when he landed heavily on what is now the Pennine Way at Upper Booth after bailing out on realising that he was not going to get … Continue reading “1943-04-25|P-47C|41-6227|56th FG, USAAF|Horsehill Tor, Edale”

The crash site of North American P-51D Mustang 44-64084 near Glossop, Derbyshire

29th May 1945
P-51D 44-64084
Nr Glossop, Derbyshire

The aircraft flew into rising ground at high speed while the pilot was attempting to get below low cloud to ascertain his position. Witnesses saw the aircraft perform a sharp … Continue reading “1945-05-29|P-51D|44-64084|4th FG, USAAF|Nr Glossop, Derbyshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of North American P-51D Mustang 44-72181 on Castleshaw Moor, Oldham

29th May 1945
P-51D 44-72181
Castleshaw Moor, Oldham

North American P-51D Mustang 44-72181 / VF-S ‘Sunny VIII’ of the 366th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, crashed on Castleshaw Moor 29th May 1945 while being ferried from Debden to Speke   Harold H. Fredericks 1st Lieutenant Pilot Killed  

Handley Page Halifax C. Mk.8 G-AIHU

5th December 1947
Halifax C. Mk.8 G-AIHU
Lancashire Aircraft Corporation
Cwm Mountain, Denbighshire

The aircraft, an ex-RAF (although it had only flown 12 hours 40 minutes in their ownership) Halifax that had been converted for freight use, had been flown by its crew, … Continue reading “1947-12-05|Halifax C. Mk.8|G-AIHU|Lancashire Aircraft Corporation|Cwm Mountain, Denbighshire”

Undercarriage wreckage at the crash site of Handley Page Halifax G-AJNZ on Cronk ny Arrey Laa

28th September 1948
Halifax C. Mk.8 G-AJNZ
World Air Freight
Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Port Erin

The aircraft was flying the last of six round trips from Speke, Liverpool, to Nutts Corner, Northern Ireland, it was scheduled to make during the 27th/28th September.  The aircraft had … Continue reading “1948-09-28|Halifax C. Mk.8|G-AJNZ|World Air Freight|Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Port Erin”