Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Bristol Blenheim Mk.V BA246


Bristol Blenheim Mk.V BA246




















An outing with Mick and Moustache Steve to Bleasdale Fell in the Forest of Bowland Sunday before last yielded a couple of pools of wreckage from a fatal night training accident in 1944. This collection including undercarriage components is slightly lower than the main wreckage.


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Lockheed P38-G Lightnings 42-12905 and 42-12928

A boggy day out last Sunday in Bowland with Pat and Mick - we found the crash sites of both of the Lightnings which collided in mid-air on a ferry flight and crashed on and near Dunsop Fell.

Lockheed P38-G Lightning 42-12905


















Lockheed P38-G Lightning 42-12905
Location:SD 67407 54246
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Lockheed P38-G Lightning 42-12928


















Lockheed P38-G Lightning 42-12928
Location:SD 66797 56393
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Photos c/o Pat Cunningham. We are back at work now, so no more outings for a while...

Saturday, 31 August 2013

North American P51 Mustang Mk.I AP208 and Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N1651 coded JT-Z

A grand day out with Pat and Mick yesterday yielded a twofer, a Mustang on Holdron Moss, and the Defiant on Hawthornthwaite Fell.

 North American P51 Mustang Mk.I AP208 wreckage on holdron moss, forest of bowland

















North American P51 Mustang Mk.I AP208

Location: SD 60795 50779
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Defiant Mk.I N1651 coded JT-Z on hawthornwaite fell, forest of bowland


















Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N1651 coded JT-Z

Location: SD 57499 51584
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The "More info" links are to the relevant sections of Wotherspoon's book, which is now available free on Google books, in the unlikely event that you were thinking of buying it. His coordinates are very good for the Mustang. Less so for the Defiant.....  

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Consolidated B-24J Liberator 42-50668 Coded 6X M-

Consolidated B-24J Liberator 42-50668 Coded 6X M-, black hameldon


















A rare day out for me and Mick yesterday took us to the Liberator crash site on Black Hameldon near Hebden Bridge, where these undercarriage components have survived the looters (see the "more info" link for details).

Location: SD 91182 30039

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Friday, 6 July 2012

Vickers Armstrong Wellington Mk. X HF465


Memorial to Wellington HF465

















We have been so busy for a while now that I haven't even had time to put up this snap I took of a memorial to this Wellington forced into the ground by a thunderstorm near Nantwich.

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Location; SJ 720 448

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Vickers Armstrong Wellington Mk. III BK405

Vickers Armstrong Wellington Mk. III BK405  by Conan the Trainspotter

Bits found at the crash site near Boylestone, Derbyshire of a Wellington lost during a training exercise in 1943.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Boeing 737-400-G-OBME

Boeing 737-400-G-OBME by Conan the Trainspotter


This memorial to those who died in the Kegworth Air Disaster is on a bridge over the M1.

Location: SK 47433 26467

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Friday, 19 August 2011

Gloster Meteor F Mk.4 RA487 : Looting













Nipped in on our way past the other day to find that all that remains at the Hagg Side crash site is this bit of armour plate. Shame on you, looters!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Douglas Skymaster C-54G-5-DO 45-543

Douglas Skymaster C-54G-5-DO 45-543 Stake House Fell, trough of bowland

A day out in the Trough of Bowland with some Flickr buddies as well as Hal and Steve located this undercarriage leg from a cargo 'plane whose instruments were supposedly seduced when returning from the Berlin airlift by the call of a commercial radio station to fly into Stake House Fell.

Were there any commercial radio stations in 1949? Wotherspoon's suggestion of a BBC station seems more likely.

Location:SD 55650 49425
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Friday, 29 April 2011

Lockheed Lightning P38G 42-13345/F5E 44-24229

Lockheed Lightning P38G 42-13345

A day out in the vicinity of Aberystwyth earlier in the week to look at a two sites with Matt ZX and a couple of our regulars.

First up the infamous and contentious Plynlimon Lightning, about which you'll see very little reliable information on the internet (other than this) - was it for example Lightning F5E 44-24229 or P38 42-13345?

More contentious and far more interesting to non-anoraks is who did this:

Lockheed P38G Lightning 42-13345-Vandalism
Who cut the turbocharger out of this wing and took it home back in 2003/2004? Here's what it used to look like pre-vandalism:

Lockheed P38G Lightning 42-13345-Down in Wales

There's a sizeable reward for information leading to recovery...

Location: SN 79840 86523

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