Saturday, 27 October 2007

Airspeed Oxford Mk.I HN429


Axe Edge Oxford
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

This Oxford wreck on Axe Edge was the first we found last Thursday. These undercarriage brackets seem to predominate at most Oxford wreck sites.

There often seems to be clay pigeon and target shooting going on at the nearby farm. Look out for red flags!

Location:SK 03156 69217.

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Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman 43-35439 or Defiant Mk.I T3921?


Norseman/Defiant
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

This scatter of mostly previously molten bits of aluminium on Shining Tor has provoked considerable controversy.

The author of "Peakland Air Crashes" considers the testimony of a local shepherd that the site was in existence in 1943 to prove that it cannot be the Norseman, which crashed in '44. He also reports a metal detector search as revealing nothing at the crash site the Norseman's pilot logged.

The owner of the "Peak District Air Accident Research" website insists that inspection stamps on some recovered parts prove it to be the Norseman.

We dunno.

Location: SJ 99831 73579

North American Harvard Mk.IIB FT442


Harvard
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

The minutest of minutiae at the Harvard site on Shining Tor.

Location: SJ 99748 73741.

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Airspeed Oxford Mk.I LX745


Oxford
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

Oxford wreckage on Shining Tor. Last of four wrecks found last Thursday.

This wreckage is at SJ 99800 74629.

There is also a half-buried fuel tank at SJ 99813 74648.

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Consolidated Liberator B-24J 42-52003


Liberator: Mill Hill
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

Monday's visit to the Liberator on Mill Hill prompted by viewing the area in Google Earth yielded some new (to us) significant groups of wreckage at SK 05748 90650 and SK 05774 90651.

This photo is of the larger of the two clusters.

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Friday, 12 October 2007

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V BD230


Whitley: Muggington
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

Failing to find anything at the Canberra site near Monyash, we went for an easy win with this monument erected over the crater of the crash site (and grave for three of the crew) of a Whitley near Muggington(SK 29516 43973). More information about the crash is here.

Previous reports suggested that any scraps of wreckage ploughed up were laid on the foot of the monument. Any such scraps seem to have gone, and to have been replaced by accident or design with half a dead rabbit.

We'll get back to the Canberra under more favourable circumstances...

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Avro Lancaster Mk.I NF908


Roaches:Lancaster Wreckage
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

A big scar on the moor, but no really big chunks of wreckage at this wreck site centred around SK 00155 63607 on the Roaches.

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Junkers Ju88-A5 Werk No. 6213 F1+AD


Junkers 88 Wreck
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

This looks to be much more material than previous visitors had seen.

Location: SK 00401 64709. Our first German 'plane wreck.

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Supermarine Seafire F.Mk.17s SP325 and SX314


Seafire Wreck 2
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

Second wreckage location: Closest location at SJ 99068 67394 to that previously given for for SX314 wreckage, but probably still SP325.

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Supermarine Seafire F.Mk.17s SP325 and SX314


Seafire Wreckage
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

Found in between the two wreckage locations at SJ 99116 67348. Not seen this bit photographed elsewhere. It is probably from SP325. The larger component is perhaps 9" along its longer axis.

Both components have a fastener detail which might prove useful in deciding where they came from.

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Supermarine Seafire F.Mk.17s SP325 and SX314


Seafire Wreck 1
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

First "Seafire" crash site: SJ 99180 67337.

This wing component is probably from SP325.

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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 43-38944


B17 Wreck Site
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

First of five today around the Roaches: B17 Flying Fortress wreck at SJ 99546 67796

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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 43-38944


B17 Memorial
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

Memorial to the B17 wreck at SJ 99442 67762.

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Thursday, 4 October 2007

Airspeed Oxford Mk.I NM683


Oxford Wreck: Rushup Edge
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

This Oxford on Rushup edge was the first of today's finds.

Location is SK 10948 83838

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Handley Page Hampden Mk.I X3154 coded ZN-A


Hampden Wreck: Rushup Edge
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

The congealed molten remains of Handley Page Hampden Mk.I X3154 contain a heat-detonated .303 cartridge if you look carefully. The high-res photo on Flickr will show the detail better. Just click on the photo above.

Location:SK 10411 82997

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Handley Page Heyford Mk.III K6875


Heyford Wreck: Broadlee Bank Tor
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

We took a few goes to find this one-last of four today.

Location: SK 11093 86013

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Miles Hawk Trainer Mk.III G-AJSF


Miles Hawk Wreck:Kinder Low End
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

The world's smallest wreckage pile! These scraps of doped canvas are all that is now left of the Miles Hawk Trainer which crashed into Kinder Low End.

Location: SK 07368 86688

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