Crash site of Hawker Hart K4931 on Esclushm Mountain, Wrexham

12th February 1937
Hart K4931
Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham

The pilot was carrying out a day cross country exercise from RAF Sealand near Chester, the weather was reported to be low cloud with frequent snow showers. When A/P/O Simpson … Continue reading “1937-02-12|Hart|K4931|No.5 FTS, RAF|Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham”

Wreckage at the crash site of Fairey Fulmar N4076 on Esclusham Mountain, Minera, Wrexham

5th February 1941
Fulmar N4076
Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham

The pilot was ferrying the aircraft when it crashed on the northern end of Esclusham Mountain above Minera near Wrexham. It has been recorded as being ferried from Worthy Down … Continue reading “1941-02-05|Fulmar|N4076|RN|Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham”

Bristol Mercury engine from Westland Lysander T1655 crashed between Cadair Berwyn and Cadair Bronwen on display at the Wartime Aicraft Recovery Group museum at Sleap aerodrome in Shropshire

15th December 1942
Lysander Mk.III T1655
No.61 OTU, RAF
Cadair Bronwen, Wrexham

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Rednal in Shropshire to carry out a search for Spitfire Mk.IIA P7295 which had been lost the day before. The pilot of the … Continue reading “1942-12-15|Lysander Mk.III|T1655|No.61 OTU, RAF|Cadair Bronwen, Wrexham”

Crash site of Republic P-47 42-7897 on Ffrith Dreborth, Glyndyfrdwy, Llangollen

18th July 1943
P-47D 42-7897
Ffrith Dreborth, Wrexham

The pilot was on a local flying exercise from Atcham near Shrewsbury with three other P-47s when his aircraft crashed on high ground. The investigating officer found that the fuel … Continue reading “1943-07-18|P-47D|42-7897|6th FW, USAAF|Ffrith Dreborth, Wrexham”

Crash site of Beaufighter NE203 near Worlds End, Llangollen

3rd November 1943
Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X NE203
World’s End, Wrexham

The aircraft, a brand new Beaufighter Mk.X, was being ferried from the Bristol factory at Weston-Super-Mare to RAF Kirkbride in Cumbria when it dived into the ground on moorland near … Continue reading “1943-11-03|Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X|NE203|No.2 FPP, ATA|World’s End, Wrexham”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.II X7064 on Moel y Gamelin, Llangollen, Denbighshire

20th February 1944
Oxford Mk.II X7064
No.11 (P)AFU, RAF
Moel y Gamelin, Denbighshire

During the evening of the 20th February 1944 Oxford X7064 took off from RAF Wrexham with two crew aboard for a night training flight. The flight was authorised as a … Continue reading “1944-02-20 |Oxford Mk.II|X7064|No.11 (P)AFU, RAF|Moel y Gamelin, Denbighshire”