left his seat to use the glazed nose to get a better view leaving his co pilot in control, the Navigator using GEE realizing at the last moment the closeness of the ground called for a climb the co-pilot pulled up , striking the moors at a shallow angle the bomber tore up the moor and burnt out, but by miracle all the crew of 5 survived the crash though sadly 2 crew had life changing injuries and the pilot passed away in 1961 due to injury inflicted in the crash.
At the site
today both massive main undercarriage forgings remain with a collection
of skinning and armour plate near by an area of burnt remains and small
parts litter the gully among the rocks.
looking at other pictures
from past years nature has really put in a effort to repair the moor
just wish those who have been digging up here recently could have back
filled the holes
2nd Lt R.Parks [co-pilot]
2nd Lt W.Vukelic [Navigator]
2nd Lt W.Johnson [passed away 1961 ]