Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire K9888 on Great Dun Fell, Appleby, Cumbria

18th July 1939
Spitfire Mk.I K9888
No.41 Sqn, RAF
Great Dun Fell, Cumbria

Sergeant Mitchell was on a flight from Catterick in North Yorkshire to Dumfries, he had taken off at around 10:55 and had flown west via Bowes where he entered into a … Continue reading “1939-07-18|Spitfire Mk.I|K9888|No.41 Sqn, RAF|Great Dun Fell, Cumbria”

Field in which Supermarine Spitfire P9563 crashed at Hartington, Derbyshire

5th September 1940
Spitfire Mk.I P9563
No.64 Sqn, RAF
Hartington, Derbyshire

The pilot, Flight Sergeant Lloyd was on combat air patrol, from Ringway, his unit was normally stationed at Boscombe Down but there was a detached flight at Ringway for the … Continue reading “1940-09-05|Spitfire Mk.I|P9563|No.64 Sqn, RAF|Hartington, Derbyshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire P7593 at Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire

17th November 1940
Spitfire Mk.IIA P7593
Upper Hulme, Leek

The aircraft was being ferried from No.12 MU at RAF Kirkbride near Carlisle, an aircraft storage depot at the time, to RAF West Malling in Kent by an RAF pilot … Continue reading “1940-11-17|Spitfire Mk.IIA|P7593|No.4 FPP, ATA|Upper Hulme, Leek”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire X4843 on Yr Aran near Beddgelert

26th September 1941
Spitfire Mk.I X4843
No.57 OTU, RAF
Yr Aran, Gwynedd

The pilot, a 27 year old former accountant from Australia, was part way through his training course at RAF Hawarden prior to being posted to an operational unit. He had … Continue reading “1941-09-26|Spitfire Mk.I|X4843|No.57 OTU, RAF|Yr Aran, Gwynedd”

View from Axe Edge to the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire P7560 near Buxton, Derbyshire

17th November 1941
Spitfire Mk.IIA P7560
No.131 Sqn, RAF
Nr Buxton, Derbyshire

The pilot had wandered into the high ground around Buxton after becoming disorientated in poor weather.  He pulled up sharply to avoid striking a hill and lost control of the … Continue reading “1941-11-17|Spitfire Mk.IIA|P7560|No.131 Sqn, RAF|Nr Buxton, Derbyshire”

Crash site of Spitfire P8563

27th March 1942
Spitfire Mk.VA P8563
No.81 Sqn, RAF
Stanhope, County Durham

No.81 Squadron were, in early 1942, stationed at Ouston to the North-west of Newcastle upon Tyne and were one of the Squadrons tasked with providing fighter defence of the North … Continue reading “1942-03-27|Spitfire Mk.VA|P8563|No.81 Sqn, RAF|Stanhope, County Durham”

Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb W3244 on Bullhope Law, Gifford, Lammermuir Hills

5th May 1942
Spitfire Mk.Vb W3244
No.242 Sqn, RAF
Bullhope Law, Lammermuir Hills

No.242 Squadron were stationed at RAF Turnhouse near Edinburgh, with a detached flight at RAF Drem in East Lothian. On the 5th May 1942 three aircraft took off on a … Continue reading “1942-05-05|Spitfire Mk.Vb|W3244|No.242 Sqn, RAF|Bullhope Law, Lammermuir Hills”

Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb BL487 at Ashley, Altrincham, Cheshire

14th September 1942
Spitfire Mk.Vb BL487
No.880 Sqn, RN
Ashley, Cheshire

No.880 Squadron had operated Hawker Sea Hurricanes for sometime aboard HMS Indomitable before arriving in Liverpool on the 28th August 1942 and travelling the short distance to HMS Blackcap at … Continue reading “1942-09-14|Spitfire Mk.Vb|BL487|No.880 Sqn, RN|Ashley, Cheshire”

Rolls Royce Merlin engine recovered from the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIA P7295 on Cadair Berwyn, displayed at the Wartime Aircraft Recovery Group museum at Sleap, Wem, Shropshire

14th December 1942
Spitfire Mk.IIA P7295
No.61 OTU, RAF
Cadair Berwyn, Powys

Sergeant Degail took off from RAF Rednal near Oswestry on a local training flight, at some point in the flight his aircraft struck the very top of Cadair Berwyn. He … Continue reading “1942-12-14|Spitfire Mk.IIA|P7295|No.61 OTU, RAF|Cadair Berwyn, Powys”

10th December 1943
Spitfire Mk.IIA P7883
No.53 OTU, RAF
Rushup Edge, Edale

21st March 1944
Spitfire Mk.Vb W3569
No.316 Sqn, RAF
Bosley Cloud, Cheshire

The pilot was on a training flight from RAF Woodvale near Southport when he suffered from engines trouble and attempted to force land but the aircraft crashed during the attempt … Continue reading “1944-03-21|Spitfire Mk.Vb|W3569|No.316 Sqn, RAF|Bosley Cloud, Cheshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire SM278 on Arden Great Moor, North Yorkshire

16th September 1945
Spitfire Mk.XVI SM278
No.567 Sqn, RAF
Arden Great Moor

The pilot was returning the aircraft from Acklington to Manston following the celebration of Battle of Britain day at the former.

Memorial plaque on the rockface near where Supermarine Spitfire SL611 crashed

20th November 1947
Spitfire Mk.XVI SL611
No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF
Ill Crag, Eskdale

Flt Lt Loudon an instructor for No.603 Sqn had taken off from RAF Hullavington for a cross-country flight to Turnhouse, now Edinburgh Airport.  He had landed at RAF Hawarden near … Continue reading “1947-11-20|Spitfire Mk.XVI|SL611|No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF|Ill Crag, Eskdale”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.14 NM814 on Coldbergh Edge, Keld, Yorkshire

3rd July 1948
Spitfire F.R. Mk.14 NM814
No.611 Sqn, RAuxAF
Coldbergh Edge, North Yorkshire

The pilot was flying with two other aircraft that day from 611 Sqn’s home base of Woodvale to Morpeth and back on a cross country navigation exercise.  The flight quickly … Continue reading “1948-07-03|Spitfire F.R. Mk.14|NM814|No.611 Sqn, RAuxAF|Coldbergh Edge, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Seafire SW826 on The Drum near Elgin

5th July 1948
Seafire Mk.15 SW826
No.766 Sqn, RN
The Drum, Moray

The pilot had been due to carry out a high altitude training flight from RNAS Lossiemouth, but his oxygen equipment was not functions as it should so he joined a … Continue reading “1948-07-05|Seafire Mk.15|SW826|No.766 Sqn, RN|The Drum, Moray”

Wreckage on Ardskenish beach, Colonsay, from a Supermarine Sea Otter

11th February 1949
Sea Otter Mk.2 JN246
Eglinton Stn Flt, RN
Ardskenish Beach, Colonsay

I guess this is where visiting aircraft wrecks and ship wrecks overlaps, as the aircraft was an amphibian and the wreck lies in the inter-tidal range, though it does not … Continue reading “1949-02-11|Sea Otter Mk.2|JN246|Eglinton Stn Flt, RN|Ardskenish Beach, Colonsay”

Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire PK617 on Commondale Moor, North Yorkshire

13th February 1949
Spitfire Mk.22 PK617
No.608 Sqn, RAuxAF
Raven Gill, Commondale

The pilot was on a training flight from Thornaby when his aircraft dived into the ground while he was performing low level aerobatics.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII

25th June 1949
Spitfire F. Mk.22 PK488
No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF
Parwich, Ashbourne

The parent unit of the aircraft, No. 502 Sqn, was stationed at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland. Each summer the whole Squadron would attend a practice camp where they could … Continue reading “1949-06-25|Spitfire F. Mk.22|PK488|No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF|Parwich, Ashbourne”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Seafire Sp325 and SX314 on Tagsclough Hill, Wildboarclough, Cheshire

16th July 1949
Seafire F. Mk.17 SP325 & SX314
No.1831 Sqn, RN
Wildboarclough, Macclesfield

Supermarine Seafire F.Mk.17s SP325 and SX314 of No.1831 Sqn, RN, crashed after mid-air collision near Wildboarclough 16th July 1949 while flying from RNAS Stretton near Warrington   Edward Hugh Ramsden Eccles Lieutenant Pilot (SX314) Killed Frank James Dyke Lieutenant Pilot (SP325) Killed  

Excavating the crash site of Supermarine Attacker F.B. Mk.1 WA535 at Winwick, Warrington

5th February 1953
Attacker F.B. Mk.1 WA535
No.767 Sqn, RN
Winwick, Warrington

During the afternoon of the 5th February 1953 Mr Collingwood took off from Royal Naval Air Station Stretton near Warrington on his third familiarisation flight in a Supermarine Attacker, having … Continue reading “1953-02-05|Attacker F.B. Mk.1|WA535|No.767 Sqn, RN|Winwick, Warrington”