Arenig Fawr – Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 42-3124, 303rd Bomb Group (Heavy), USAAF, 4 Aug 1943

Arenig Fawr summit trig point and Flying Fortress memorial

Site visited 11 August 2012 Location Arenig Fawr, Snowdonia
SH 82643 36949
52.91708°N, 3.74685°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Boeing Registration 42-3124
Model B-17 Flying Fortress Unit 303rd Bomb Group (Heavy), USAAF
Crash date 4 August 1943
Memorial Plaque

In memory of the crew of the Flying Fortress
which crashed on the Arenig 4th August 1943
1st Lt James N Pratt, Boise, Idaho
2nd Lt Allan M Boner, Tinley Park, Illinois
2nd Lt William A Bowling, Covington, Kentucky
T/Sgt Frederic J Royar, Queens Village, New York
S/Sgt Walter J Johnston, Fayette, Ohio
Sgt Walter B Robinson, Sacramento, California
Sgt Phillip Simonte, Highland Park, Michigan
Pfc Alfred B van Dyke, Brookville, Pennsylvania

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Kinder Scout – De Havilland Dragon Rapide, G-ALBC, Solair Flying Services, 30 Dec 1963

Kinder Scout - Dragon Rapide, G-ALBC

Site visited 9 April 2011 Location Edale Moor, Kinder Scout, Peak District
SK 10157 88250
53.39097°N, 1.84874°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer De Havilland Registration G-ALBC
Model Dragon Rapide Unit Solair Flying Services
Crash date 30 December 1963
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Dragon Rapide (Wikipedia)

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Kinder Scout – North American Aviation F-86F Mk IV Sabres, XD707 and XD730, 66 Squadron, 22 Jul 1954

Kinder Scout - F-86F Sabres, XD707 + XD730 (A)

Site visited 9 April 2011 Location Kinder Scout, Peak District
(A) SK 07284 90262; 53.40911°N, 1.89189°W
(B) SK 07038 89734; 53.40437°N, 1.89561°W
(C) SK 07017 89796; 53.40492°N, 1.89592°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer North American Aviation Registration XD707 / XD730
Model F-86F Sabre Mk IV Unit 66 Squadron
Crash date 22 July 1954
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; F-86 Sabre (Wikipedia)

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Kinder Scout – Consolidated B-24J Liberator, 42-52003, 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, USAAF, 11 Oct 1944

Kinder Scout - B-24J Liberator, 42-52003 (A)

Site visited 9 April 2011 Location Mill Hill, Kinder Scout, Peak District
(A) SK 05734 90605; 53.41221°N, 1.91520°W
(B) SK 05850 90650; 53.41261°N, 1.91346°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Consolidated Registration 42-52003
Model B-24J Liberator Unit 310th Ferry Squadron,
27th Air Transport Group, USAAF
Crash date 11 October 1944
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; B-24 Liberator (Wikipedia)

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Carnedd Dafydd – Douglas Boston Mk III, Z2186, 418 Squadron, 17 Oct 1942 (2)

Boston Z2186, Carnedd Dafydd, 1981. © Hywel Evans, shown with permission.

A previous post featured a rather sorry remnant of the wreckage of the Douglas Boston (Z2186) that crashed on Carnedd Dafydd on 17 October 1942. Hywel Evans has very kindly provided photographs taken at the crash site in 1981, showing both wings and engines of the aircraft.

This was before the site was cleared by a ‘preservation’ group. Apparently, the Boston Havoc Preservation Trust removed all the major items of wreckage from the site, only to immediately sell off one of the wings for scrap and later break up both engines. The remaining parts were sold to private collectors in 2006.

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Bleaklow – Boeing RB-29A Superfortress, 44-61999 ‘Overexposed’, 16th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 91st Reconnaissance Group, 311th Air Division, Strategic Air Command, USAF, 3 Nov 1948

Bleaklow - B-29 Superfortress, 44-61999

Site visited 16 October 2010 Location Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow, Peak District
SK 09038 94895
53.45072°N, 1.86537°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Boeing Registration 44-61999 ‘Overexposed’
Model RB-29A Superfortress Unit 16th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron,
91st Reconnaissance Group, 311th Air Division,
Strategic Air Command, USAF
Crash date 3 November 1948
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; B-29 Superfortress (Wikipedia)

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Llyn Crafnant – Airspeed Oxford, LB537, 418 Squadron, 13 Jan 1945

Llyn Crafnant - Oxford, LB537

Site visited 9 October 2010 Location Clogwyn Pryfed, Llyn Crafnant
SH 74675 59974
53.12215°N, 3.87422°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Airspeed Registration LB537
Model Oxford Unit 418 Squadron
Crash date 13 January 1945
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Oxford (Wikipedia)

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Moel Hebog – Avro Anson Mk I, EG472, 9 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit, 13 Jun 1944

Moel Hebog - Anson, EG472 - looking towards Moel Siabod

Site visited 11 September 2010 Location Moel Hebog, Beddgelert
SH 56892 46951
53.00068°N, 4.13398°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Avro Registration EG472
Model Anson Mk I Unit 9 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit
Crash date 13 June 1944
Further Information
Peak Wreck Hunters; Anson (Wikipedia)

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Hare Hill – Junkers Ju 88, 3E+HM, Luftwaffe KG6, 25 Mar 1943

Hare Hill - Junkers Ju 88, 3E+HM - (A)

Site visited 20 July 2010 Location Hare Hill, Pentland Hills, Scotland
(A) NT 16958 62156; 55.84542°N, 3.32777°W
(B) NT 16974 62163; 55.84548°N, 3.32753°W
(C) NT 16972 62184; 55.84567°N, 3.32757°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Junkers Registration 3E+HM
Model Ju 88A-14 Unit Luftwaffe 4 Staffel / Kampfgeschwader 6
Crash date 25 March 1943
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Aircrew Remembrance Society; Air Crash Investigation & Archaeology; Air Crash Sites Scotland; Eddie’s Photo Archive; Junkers Ju 88 (Wikipedia)

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Craig Cwm Silyn – Hawker Henley Mk III, L3334, 1605 Flight, 20 Nov 1942

Craig Cwm Silyn - Henley, L3334 - (A)

Site visited 3 July 2010 Location Craig Cwm Silyn, Nantlle Ridge, Wales
(A) SH 51630 50377; 53.03003°N, 4.21391°W
(B) SH 51687 50294; 53.02930°N, 4.21302°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Hawker Registration L3334
Model Henley Mk III Unit 1605 Flight
Crash date 20 November 1942
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Nantlle Valley History; Peak Wreck Hunters (1); Peak Wreck Hunters (2); Henley (Wikipedia)

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Mynydd Mawr – De Havilland Mosquito, W4088, 51 Operational Training Unit, 1 Nov 1944

Mynydd Mawr - Mosquito, W4088 - Looking towards Llyn Cwellyn and Snowdon (B)

Site visited 20 June 2010 Location Mynydd Mawr, Wales
(A) SH 54337 55131; 53.07348°N, 4.17572°W
(B) SH 54414 55151; 53.07367°N, 4.17459°W
(C) SH 54483 55187; 53.07402°N, 4.17357°W
(D) SH 54532 55181; 53.07398°N, 4.17284°W
(E) SH 54210 55244; 53.07446°N, 4.17766°W
Aircraft
Manufacturer De Havilland Registration W4088
Model Mosquito Unit 51 Operational Training Unit
Crash date 1 November 1944
Further Information
Peak Wreck Hunters; Mosquito (Wikipedia)

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Mynydd Mawr – De Havilland Vampire, VZ874, No. 7 Flying Training School, 12 Oct 1956

Mynydd Mawr - Vampire, VZ874 (looking towards Dyffryn Nantlle)

Site visited 20 June 2010 Location Mynydd Mawr, Wales
SH 53985 54618
53.06878°N, 4.18075°W
53°04.127’N, 4°10.845’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer De Havilland Registration VZ874
Model Vampire Unit No. 7 Flying Training School
Crash date 12 October 1956
Further Information
Peak Wreck Hunters; Vampire (Wikipedia)

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Y Garn – Martin B-26 Marauder, 44-68072, 9th Air Force, USAAF, 1 Feb 1945 – Memorial in Llanberis Pass

Llanberis Pass - Marauder, 44-68072, 1 Feb 1945 (Memorial)

Site visited 12 June 2010 Location Llanberis Pass, Wales
SH 62072 57093
53.09315°N, 4.06119°W
53°05.589’N, 4°03.671’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Martin Registration 44-68072
Model B-26 Marauder Unit 9th Air Force, USAAF
Crash date 1 February 1945
Further Information
Cwm Cywion, Y Garn – Martin B-26 Marauder; Peak District Air Crashes; Peak Wreck Hunters (1); Peak Wreck Hunters (2); Peak Wreck Hunters (3); B-26 Marauder (Wikipedia)

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Cwm Llan, Snowdon – De Havilland Mosquito Mk III, TV982, 502 (Ulster) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 31 Jul 1948 (3)

Cwm Llan, Snowdon - Mosquito, TV982 (looking towards Yr Aran)

Site visited 31 May 2010 Location Cwm Llan, Snowdon
SH 61055 52929
53.05549°N, 4.07456°W

53°03.329’N, 4°04.474’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer De Havilland Registration TV982
Model Mosquito Mk III Unit 502 (Ulster) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force
Crash date 31 July 1948
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Peak Wreck Hunters (1); Peak Wreck Hunters (2); Peak Wreck Hunters (3); Peak Wreck Hunters (4); Mosquito (Wikipedia)

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Cwm Llan, Snowdon – De Havilland Mosquito Mk III, TV982, 502 (Ulster) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 31 Jul 1948 (2)

Cwm Llan, Snowdon - Mosquito, TV982 (looking towards Clogwyn Du)

Site visited 31 May 2010 Location Cwm Llan, Snowdon
SH 61077 52951
53.05569°N, 4.07425°W
53°03.341’N, 4°04.455’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer De Havilland Registration TV982
Model Mosquito Mk III Unit 502 (Ulster) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force
Crash date 31 July 1948
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Peak Wreck Hunters (1); Peak Wreck Hunters (2); Peak Wreck Hunters (3); Peak Wreck Hunters (4); Mosquito (Wikipedia)

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Cwm Llan, Snowdon – De Havilland Mosquito Mk III, TV982, 502 (Ulster) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 31 Jul 1948 (1)

Cwm Llan, Snowdon - Mosquito, TV982 (looking towards Clogwyn Du)

Site visited 31 May 2010 Location Cwm Llan, Snowdon
SH 61100 52989
53.05603°N, 4.07392°W
53°03.362’N, 4°04.435’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer De Havilland Registration TV982
Model Mosquito Mk III Unit 502 (Ulster) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force
Crash date 31 July 1948
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Peak Wreck Hunters (1); Peak Wreck Hunters (2); Peak Wreck Hunters (3); Peak Wreck Hunters (4); Mosquito (Wikipedia)

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Yr Aran – Supermarine Spitfire Mk I, X4843, 57 Operational Training Unit, 26 Sep 1941

Yr Aran - Spitfire, X4843 (looking towards Snowdon)

Site visited 31 May 2010 Location Yr Aran
SH 60623 51689
53.04423°N, 4.08048°W
53°02.654’N, 4°04.829’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Supermarine Registration X4843
Model Spitfire Mk I Unit 57 Operational Training Unit
Crash date 26 September 1941
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Peak Wreck Hunters; Spitfire (Wikipedia)

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Cwm Edno – Douglas DC-3, EI-AFL ‘St Kevin’, Aer Lingus, 10 Jan 1952

Cwm Edno - DC-3, EI-AFL 'St Kevin'

Site visited 22 May 2010 Location Cwm Edno
SH 66969 52078
53.04935°N, 3.98603°W
53°02.961’N, 3°59.162’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Douglas Registration EI-AFL ‘St Kevin’
Model DC-3 Unit Aer Lingus
Crash date 10 January 1952
Further Information
Aviation Safety Network; Wikipedia; DC-3 (Wikipedia)

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Cwm Cywion, Y Garn – Martin B-26 Marauder, 44-68072, 9th Air Force, USAAF, 1 Feb 1945

Cwm Cywion, Y Garn (SH 63160 60149) - Marauder, 44-68072

Site visited 15 May 2010 Location Cwm Cywion, Y Garn, Glyderau, Wales
SH 63160 60149
53.12089°N, 4.04626°W
53°07.253’N, 4°02.776’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Martin Registration 44-68072
Model B-26 Marauder Unit 9th Air Force, USAAF
Crash date 1 February 1945
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Peak Wreck Hunters (1); Peak Wreck Hunters (2); Peak Wreck Hunters (3); B-26 Marauder (Wikipedia)

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Mynydd Perfedd – Avro Anson Mk I, LT184 / LT116, 7 Air Observer School / 9 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit, 5 Oct 1943 / 8 Jun 1944 (3)

Mynydd Perfedd - Anson, LT184 / LT116

Site visited 2 May 2010 Location Mynydd Perfedd, Glyderau, Wales
SH 62584 62182
53.13900°N, 4.05574°W
53°08.340’N, 4°03.344’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Avro Registration LT184 / LT116
Model Anson Mk I Unit 7 Air Observer School /
9 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit
Crash date 5 October 1943 /
8 June 1944
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Anson (Wikipedia)

The two Mk I Ansons crashed here very close to each other 8 months apart.

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