Crash site of Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4055 near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

23rd May 1940
Hampden Mk.I L4055
No.83 Sqn, RAF
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

The crew of L4055 had taken off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire on at 21:00 on the 22nd May to carry out an attack on Munchen Gladbach. They had been … Continue reading “1940-05-23|Hampden Mk.I|L4055|No.83 Sqn, RAF|Holmfirth, West Yorkshire”

Scraps of aluminium wreckage at the crash site of Whitley T4225 on Bingley Moor, Yorkshire

16th October 1940
Whitley Mk.V T4225
Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire

Flying Officer Trouncer was detailed to collect Whitley T4225 from No.6 Maintenance Unit at RAF Brize Norton and ferry that aircraft to Yeadon near Leeds before it was to be … Continue reading “1940-10-16|Whitley Mk.V|T4225|No.4 FPP, ATA|Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Halifax DT581 on Hoar Side Moor, Todmorden, Yorkshire

21st January 1943
Halifax Mk.II DT581
No.51 Sqn, RAF
Hoar Side Moor, West Yorkshire

The crew had taken off from their base at Snaith near Selby to drop two mines (an A.108 and B.200 type) into the sea in the ‘Nectarines’ area of the … Continue reading “1943-01-21|Halifax Mk.II|DT581|No.51 Sqn, RAF|Hoar Side Moor, West Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Mosquito DD750, White Crag, Silsden, Yorkshire

23rd March 1943
Mosquito N.F. Mk.II DD750
No.25 Sqn, RAF
Silsden, West Yorkshire

The two crew of Mosquito DD750, along with two other crews, had been deployed from their home base at RAF Church Fenton near York to RAF Coltishall in Norfolk during … Continue reading “1943-03-23|Mosquito N.F. Mk.II|DD750|No.25 Sqn, RAF|Silsden, West Yorkshire”

memorial close to the crash site of Vickers Wellington BK387, Oakworth, Yorkshire

2nd January 1944
Wellington Mk.III BK387
No.82 OTU, RAF
Oakworth, West Yorkshire

The crew were buried at Stonefall Cemetery on the edge of Harrogate, the last resting place of over 1,000 UK and Commonwealth airmen who were killed while on active service … Continue reading “1944-01-02|Wellington Mk.III|BK387|No.82 OTU, RAF|Oakworth, West Yorkshire”

Memorial at the crash site of Halifax DK185, Crawshaw Moss, Ilkley, Yorkshire

31st January 1944
Halifax Mk.V DK185
No.1664 HCU, RAF
Crawshaw Moss, West Yorkshire

The aircraft had taken off from Dishforth in the Vale of York on a night navigation exercise, the crew were flying some 40 miles to the south of their intended … Continue reading “1944-01-31|Halifax Mk.V|DK185|No.1664 HCU, RAF|Crawshaw Moss, West Yorkshire”

Crash site of Consolidated B-24H 42-94841 on Twizle Head Moss, Holmfirth

9th October 1944
B-24H 42-94841
492nd BG, USAAF
Twizle Head Moss, Holmfirth

The crew were on a cross country training flight from their home station at Harrington, near Kettering. The route was to have been Base – Goole – Huddersfield – Stafford … Continue reading “1944-10-09|B-24H|42-94841|492nd BG, USAAF|Twizle Head Moss, Holmfirth”

Crash site of Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 43-37667 on Meltham Moor, West Yorkshire

6th April 1945
B-17G 43-37667
447th BG, USAAF
Meltham Moor, Marsden

The aircraft was on a test flight to put hours onto new engines which had been fitted to the aircraft. The flight was from Rattlesden near Stowmarket in Suffolk.  The … Continue reading “1945-04-06|B-17G|43-37667|447th BG, USAAF|Meltham Moor, Marsden”

Alan with the remains of Fariey Barracuda MD963 above Redbrook Clough, Marsden, West Yorkshire

29th July 1945
Barracuda Mk.III MD963
RNAS Dunino Stn Flt, RN
Redbrook Clough, Marsden

Fairey Barracuda MD963 of the RNAS Dunino Station Flight, crashed at Close Moss, Redbrook Clough on Sunday 29th July 1945. The aircraft was flying from Donibristle near Dunfermline   George Henry Ambler Sub-Lieutenant Pilot Killed  

Crash site of Sabre 19234 on Black Hill, Holmefirth in October 2007

14th December 1954
Sabre 2 19234
No.137 (T) Flt, RCAF
Black Hill, Holmfirth

During the mid-1950s a large number of RCAF Sabres were re-conditioned at Ringway before they were transferred to other NATO air forces. At the time of this crash the larger … Continue reading “1954-12-14|Sabre 2|19234|No.137 (T) Flt, RCAF|Black Hill, Holmfirth”