Friday, 28 September 2007

North American P-51D Mustang 44-72181

Mustang Wreck
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

An uncommonly visited wreck, judging by the lack of any tracks from previous visitors. This might be to do with the fact that it's not mentioned in Ron Collier's book, as it lies just outside the Dark Peak area. It's the South Pennines, strictly.

Location: SD 99900 11183.

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Fairey Barracuda MD963

Barracuda Wreck
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

There seems to be less wreckage at this site than previous reports led us to believe, but it has gained a wooden cross.

Location: SE 02368 10450.

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Thursday, 20 September 2007

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N1766

Defiant Wreck Site: Rowlee Pasture
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

Just one wreck site today, this Boulton Paul Defiant on Rowlee pasture. Missed this once before, but with coords from both Bob and Ralph, and the path worn to the site by previous visitors, an easy find today. I make the coordinates as SK 15287 90504.

Went though Alport castles on the way down, quite a scramble in today's wind and weather.

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Thursday, 13 September 2007

Handley Page Hampden Mk.I AE381

Hampden Wreck Site: Kinder
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

For some reason there are two wreckage clusters a short distance apart at this site. Location: SK 07802 87492.

We failed to find the small fragments which are all that is left of the Miles Hawk Trainer Mk.III G-AJSF which was supposed to be quite close to this site. Next time!

We heard quite a gruesome story about this wreck from someone who was there at the time.

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Thursday, 6 September 2007

Armstrong Vickers Wellington Mk.IC R1011

Wellington Wreck
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

Wellington Wreck at Birchen Bank Moss: SK 10546 98575.

Found at the third attempt. Ground around the site is a bit treacherous. Take great care not to fall into a bog if you are visiting it.

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Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N3378

Defiant Wreck
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

Boulton Paul Defiant at Near Bleaklow Stones: SK 10618 96937.

Unusually, the "Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks" coordinates are way out at this site. Not sure why, but consequently took us a couple of tries (and a bit of help from High Peak Bob) to get this one.

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