Crash site of Heinkel He111 G1+LH / 2871 at Hazel Grove near Stockport

7th May 1941
He111 2871 / G1+LH
KG55, Luftwaffe
Hazel Grove, Stockport

The aircraft had been taking part in a raid against the Trafford Park area. It had been flying at an altitude of 14000 feet also at that height was an … Continue reading “1941-05-07|He111|2871 / G1+LH|KG55, Luftwaffe|Hazel Grove, Stockport”

Wreckage at the crash site of Boulton Paul Defiant N1651 near Marshaw, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

18th August 1941
Defiant Mk.I N1651
No.256 Sqn, RAF
Hawthornthwaite Fell, Lancashire

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N1651 / JT-Z of No.256 Squadron, RAF, crashed on Hawthornthwaite Fell near Abbeystead in the Forest of Bowland on the 18th August 1941 while on a night training flight from Squires Gate   Norman Jack Sharpe Pilot Officer Pilot Killed  

Crash site of Blackburn Botha Mk.I L6318 on Tal-y-Fan near Conwy

23rd August 1942
Botha Mk.I L6318
Tal-y-Fan, Conwy

(*) Contemporary records show Pendal as a Flight Sergeant, it is probable that he was due to be promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer and this was applied after … Continue reading “1942-08-23|Botha Mk.I|L6318|No.3 SGR, RAF|Tal-y-Fan, Conwy”

Miles Hawk G-AJSF before it crashed

29th July 1957
Hawk Trainer Mk.3 G-AJSF
Blackpool & Fylde Aero Club
Kinder Low End

Miles Hawk Trainer Mk.3 G-AJSF, flew into Kinder Low End on the 29th July 1957 whilst flying from Squires Gate, Blackpool, to Barton aerodrome in west Manchester, the flight should have lasted only 15 minutes but a 30 knot tail wind caused the aircraft to overshoot its destination in cloud   William Warburton Hall Mr … Continue reading “1957-07-29|Hawk Trainer Mk.3|G-AJSF|Blackpool & Fylde Aero Club|Kinder Low End”