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Sunday, 17 June 2018

P-47 42-22758 Pendle Hill Lancashire

 A full and very wet day on Pendle Hill Lancashire To see what i could find of P-47 42-22758 which crashed on the 6th February 1944 during a ferry flight from East Wretham to Warton , the plane one of 5 in the flight hit the slopes in poor weather after possibly running out of fuel with the sad loss of F/O J.R.Runnells another of the flight piloted by Cpt C Francis crashed short of landing at Warton [L.A.I.T website site has a great article on this loss and others worth a look ]
After a tramp and a dam good soaking the site was hidden under some impressive foliage but close to the area in a bit churned by sheep I found this small piece of hose clip so happy something showed itself of this loss .
Then on to Darwin to find the memorial to Spitfire Mk Va R7219 'Borough of Darwen' Pilot Sgt W M Lamberton [POW] lost over France on the July 14, 1941, 4 months after its introduction into service which is a bout as long as it took to raise the £5,707 she cost

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Cherokee Warrior II, G-BSXB Halfpenny Green , 2017

 On way back from seeing off Tricia Quinlan on her way home so popped past Halfpenny Green to see if i could find the crash site of Cherokee Warrior II, G-BSXB a bit new as in last year but interesting to be able to look at new site of a very old type of accident both crew were fine but the plane was wrecked just a few bits of broken plastic left in the field

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Avro Anson N5019, 15 OTU Y Gamriw , Elan valley Wales 10/07/1940

 From today's trip out on Eli to see what remains of Avro Anson N5019, 15 OTU which crashed High above the Elan valley , Wales on the slopes of Y Gamriw during a night training flight at 23.30 hrs on the 10/07/1940 the accident report shows that the crew had been passed a report by a ground observer that they were over England and clear of high ground sadly not they were still deep in the mountains, of the 5 crew 4 lost their lives in the crash the surviving crew member a Sgt A. Smith crawled badly injured down the mountain and found help

 At the site a shallow burn area with a few larger bits of panel remain after a surface search some more recognizable little bits were seen , lower down the slope there are a few more remains

Lost on N5019
Sgt H. Hannan
P/O T C. Watson
Sgt A. Williams