Saturday, 1 November 2008
Cwm mountain halifax G-AIHU
This site on cwm mountain near the village of Cwm has a small memorial to the crew of halifax
G-AIHU which crashed on the very top of Cwm mountain with the loss of 4 crew on the 5/12/47
The plane was from a civilian company" the lancashire aircraft company " another aircraft from this company G-AJNZ hit cronk ny arree laa i.o.m. on the 28/09/48 i visited this site years ago so no pics but a scar with small remains was visible!
A small pile of stones with a weather worn cross sits on the edge of the site on cwm mountain
i found nothing on the surface due to the snowfall but it was nice walk anyway !
Near to the halifax site is the crash site of b-17 42-5791 "ruthless" which crashed in a field just about in the middle of this photo on the 29/12/43 with the very sad toll of 21 the 95th BG memorial foundation were/are planing a memorial on the site i have no more details
ref halifax is at about SJ 07269 76725
there is a ref for the b-17 on the internet as follows 116/075774 but i cannot vouch for it being acurate