Friday, 24 April 2015

De Havilland Mosquito NF36 RL197 and Handley Page Halifax MkII DT578 Coded ZB? Great Whernside

Don't get many outings nowadays, but a comment on the post about Handley Page Halifax MkII DT578 by "MTSkull" implied that we had a couple of sites mixed up, and suggested a location for the impact site of the Halifax.

Me and Pat went and had a look, and here is what we found:

1. The site we thought might be the Halifax seems to be all Mosquito parts now, as evidenced by this stamp on one of the components. As any anorak knows, -98- is the prefix on all Mosquito components. Download and zoom in to see.

2. The site which we identified as De Havilland Mosquito NF36 RL197 has attracted the Halifax part which was some distance away at out our last visit. We know that this is a Halifax part because the stamp has a -57- prefix. Download and zoom in to see.

There were lots of unmarked bits of aircraft scattered all over the hillside around between these locations, which are themselves not far from the location of a Flying Fortress crash site. People clearly move the bits forming mixed wreckage pools.

We are happy that we have definitely found bits of all three 'planes. As far as the location of impact site is concerned, we looked fruitlessly  in the area indicated by our correspondent. That'll teach us to take advice from someone calling himself "empty skull"

Friday, 22 August 2014

Fairey Fulmar N4074

Matt ZX and Sean by the tiny remains of Fulmar N4074 on Minera Mountain. A grand day out with Pat Cunningham and Matt, wish we still had the time to go out most weeks, but too much work on.

Location: SJ 26358 51060
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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!