Crash site of Airspeed Oxford BM837 on Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

24th December 1943
Oxford Mk.I BM837
No.410 Sqn, RCAF
Winter Hill, Lancashire

Flt Lt Cybulski appeared in the famous photograph of Mosquito DZ757, RA-Q, with most of the canvas burnt off the aircraft and no rudder. This occured when he attacked a … Continue reading “1943-12-24|Oxford Mk.I|BM837|No.410 Sqn, RCAF|Winter Hill, Lancashire”

Rolls Royce Merlin from Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV LD594 near Loch Doon

18th March 1944
Hurricane Mk.IV LD594
No.439 Sqn, RCAF
Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway

The story of this aircraft is virtually the same as Typhoon JR439 of No.440 Sqn which crashed within a few minutes of LD594. On the 18th March the two Royal … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Hurricane Mk.IV|LD594|No.439 Sqn, RCAF|Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial at the crash site of Hawker Typhoon JR439 near Dunharberry

18th March 1944
Typhoon Mk.IB JR439
No.440 Sqn, RCAF
Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 18th March 1944 No.440 and No.439 Squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force were being moved from RAF Ayr to RAF Hurn, Bournemouth, via RAF Woodvale in Lancashire. … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Typhoon Mk.IB|JR439|No.440 Sqn, RCAF|Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway”

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”

Undercarriage from Bristol Blenheim BA246, Bleasdale Fell, Lancashire

9th August 1944
Blenheim Mk.V BA246
No.12 (P)AFU, RAF
Bleasdale Fell, Lancashire

Blenheim Mk.V BA246 of No.12 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit flew into Bleasdale Fell in the Forest of Bowland whilst on a training flight from RAF Woodvale near Southport on the 9th August 1944   Donald Llewellyn Edmonds Flight Sergeant Pilot (Pupil) Killed James Cartmell Stones Flight Sergeant Pilot (Pupil) Killed  

Crash site of Percival Proctor HM324 near Hargatewall, Buxton, Derbyshire

5th March 1945
Proctor Mk.III HM324
Hargatehill, Buxton

The crash occurred while the aircraft was flying in low cloud, records state that the pilot may have been attempting to break through the cloud trying to pinpoint his position … Continue reading “1945-03-05|Proctor Mk.III|HM324|MCS, RAF|Hargatehill, Buxton”

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”

Crash site of de Havilland Canada Chipmunk WD326 near Malham, Yorkshire

27th June 1953
Chipmunk T. Mk.10 WD326
No.19 RFS, RAF
Malham, North Yorkshire

The two crew had taken the aircraft out on a training flight from Woodvale.  F/O Vallance, who was a lecturer in botany at Liverpool University, had planned to fly to … Continue reading “1953-06-27|Chipmunk T. Mk.10|WD326|No.19 RFS, RAF|Malham, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of de Havilland Canada Chipmunk WP968 on Smithills Moor, Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

22nd December 1965
Chipmunk T. Mk.10 WP968
Manchester UAS, RAF
Smithills Moor, Greater Manchester

The two crew of the aircraft were on a training flight from Woodvale near Southport when, as an article in the Bolton Evening News described, the aircraft developed a fault. … Continue reading “1965-12-22|Chipmunk T. Mk.10|WP968|Manchester UAS, RAF|Smithills Moor, Greater Manchester”