Beaufighter NE595

Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X NE595 (S), 603 Squadron, RAF Gambut, Libya crashed Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Greece on 19th July 1944 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Crew Accident Details On the 19th July 1944 Beaufighter NE595 took off from RAF Gambut in Libya with two other aircraft to carry out an offensive sweep over the Aegean Sea. The…

Spitfire P8193

Supermarine Spitfire M.IIa P8193 (JZ-T), 57 O.T.U., RAF Boulmer crashed Houxty Wood, Bellingham on 26th April 1944 Crew Accident Details On the morning of 26th April 1944 pupil pilots Sgt Cyril Jewell and F/O Vito Porich were briefed to carry out a low flying cross country exercise. The route was Eslington Hall near Whittingham, Hallington…

Auster MT139

Taylorcraft Auster Mk.IV, 658(AC) Squadron, RAF Collyweston crashed Otterburn, Northumberland on 10th April 1944 Crew Accident Details The aircraft was on detachment from RAF Collyweston and taking part in artillery shoots on the Redesdale Range. The flight had travelled up to RAF Catterick from RAF Collyweston on the 2nd April, but owing to bad weather…

Beaufighter T3181

Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IIF, 54 O.T.U., RAF Charterhall crashed near Charterhall airfield, Greenlaw on 22nd February 1944 Crew Accident Details The aircraft was on a training exercise from R.A.F. Charterhall when, at 14:20 hrs, it crashed out of control 2 miles south west of the airfield.  The crash was witnessed by James White of Ewartlaw Farm…

B17 42-31604

Boeing B17-G Fortress 42-31604, Unassigned ditched in Loch Quoich, Western Scotland on 13th January 1944 Crew Accident Details The aircraft was on a transatlantic ferry flight from Goose Bay to Nutts Corner when, 600 miles off the Scottish coast, it suffered an engine failure, the wireless went u/s and the pilot decided to ditch in…

Hurricane AF984

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I AF984, 55 O.T.U. RAF Longtown crashed Kershopefoot, Newcastleton on 15th April 1943 Crew Accident Details Walter Marvin Hicks was on a night landing exercise from RAF Longtown. He had been flying for 45 minutes when at 03:45 hrs, the Hurricane he was flying dived vertically into a hillside 4 miles south of…

Beaufighter T3038

Bristol Beaufighter Mk.II, 54 O.T.U., RAF Winfield crashed Hutton Mill Bridge, Foulden on 4th January 1943 Crew Accident Details At around 1 o’clock in the afternoon on 4th January 1943, Sgt Robert Frederick Norwood and his navigator, Sgt Irvine Jackson, took off from RAF Winfield in Beaufighter Mk II, T3038 for a training flight. Not…

Wellington Z1078

Vickers Wellington Mk.IC Z1078 (JN-L), 150 Squadron, RAF Snaith crashed The Cheviot, Northumberland on 15th January 1942 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Crew Accident Details On 15th January 1942 Wellington Z1078 left RAF Snaith in Yorkshire, it was one of fourteen aircraft assigned to attack Hamburg in Germany. Flak was moderately accurate over the target…

Magister R1849

Miles Magister Mk.I R1849 (5), 15 E.F.T.S., RAF Kingstown crashed High Long House, Kielder on 10th December 1941 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Crew Accident Details The aircraft was on an aerobatic and navigation training exercise from RAF Kingstown on the outskirts of Carlisle when the pilot became lost above cloud and made a forced…

Hurricane Z5051

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB Z5051 (YB-H), 4 Delivery Flight, RAF Inverness crashed Rochester, Redesdale on 9th December 1941 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Crew Accident Details The aircraft, an ex-17 Squadron machine, was being ferried from Inverness to Grangemouth near Edinburgh. Maintaining an altitude of 6000ft because of low cloud Sgt Leaver, believing he was over…

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