Crash site of Hawer Hurricane L1670 on Ravenseat Moor, Whitsun Dale, Keld, North Yorkshire

31st March 1941
Hurricane Mk.I L1670
No.55 OTU, RAF
Ravenseat Moor, North Yorkshire

Pilot Officer Hill was on formation flying exercise from Usworth near Sunderland when the engine of L1670 began to overheat and caught fire. With glycol coolant leaking from the engine … Continue reading “1941-03-31|Hurricane Mk.I|L1670|No.55 OTU, RAF|Ravenseat Moor, North Yorkshire”

Section of wing spar at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane V6565 on Slight Side, Sca Fell

12th August 1941
Hurricane Mk.I V6565 & V7742
No.55 OTU, RAF
Slight Side, Sca Fell

The two aircraft had taken off from Usworth, near Sunderland, for a two ship formation flying exercise over the north of England, with Sgt Karubin as the flight leader.  At … Continue reading “1941-08-12|Hurricane Mk.I|V6565 & V7742|No.55 OTU, RAF|Slight Side, Sca Fell”