Thursday, 27 December 2007

Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4055

Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

A wet and windy one today, so only got one wreck, this Hampden crash site near Holme. I'm holding a big chunk of iron, with some smaller bits of aluminium balanced on top, discovered by metal detection in the explosion crater.

Yes, I know it could be a dog turd from this small photo but ask yourself, would I be cupping a dog turd in my hands?

Location:SE 09965 05743

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Tuesday, 18 December 2007

McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom 64-1018

Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

Wreckage from Phantom crashed near Millthorpe in 1970, found only by metal detector use.

Location:SK 31046 75718

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North American Harvard FX306

Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

Previously molten aluminium from this Harvard near Foolow

Location:SK 18679 76836

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Avro Shackleton M.R. Mk.3 (prototype) WR970

Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

Site proving wreckage from the Shackleton wreck near Foolow. Left where we found it.

Location:SK 19324 76649

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Thursday, 13 December 2007

NOT a Fieseler Fi-103 (V-1)

V1:Howden Moor
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

This photo of the supposed V1 crater covers the same area shown in the previous visit photo. There is now however no debris to be seen anywhere around the crater. Has the site been looted by "souvenir hunters"?

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Airspeed Oxford Mk.I LX518

Oxford:Howden Moor
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

Visited the Oxford wreck on Howden Moor-couldn't tell if it had been interfered with, but there seems to be looters active in the area, judging by evidence at the V1 and Consul sites.

Of course, unlike the other two, this one is a War Grave, covered by by the Protection of Military Remains Act. That may cause them to think more carefully before looting..

Location: see previous post

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Airspeed Consul TF-RPM

We went back to the Consul at Crow Stones Edge. Someone (whoever was digging at our last visit?) seems to have partially dismantled the engine at the bottom of the pit shown on our previous visit post) and taken half of it away. They had re-covered the partially dismantled engine with sheets of aluminium, and wrapped the shaft and exposed casing with plastic bags to protect it from the elements. It seems they intend to remove the lot a bit at a time...You can see more pics of this on my Flickr site.

It isn't a war grave, but all the same, this seems out of order...

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Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Armstrong Vickers Wellington Mk.IC Z8980

Wellington:Rud Hill
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

Detail from the wreckage of this Wellington Bomber on Rud Hill near Hathersage.

Third of the day, prior to unsuccessful searches for minutiae at the nearby Blenheim and Miles Master sites.

Location: SK 26154 83825

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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 42-31322

Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

A Flying Fortress, nicknamed "Mi Amigo" crashed in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield in 1944. This memorial was erected at the crash site.

Second of the day for us yesterday.

Location: SK 32870 85919

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Gloster Meteor F. Mk.8 WE904

Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

First of the day, this memorial to a mysteriously crashed Meteor in Millthorpe

Location: SK 31732 76318

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