9781840370829

Hell on High Ground: World War II Air Crash Sites

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  • Copyright: 2002-09-01
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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
The Peak District
Torside Tragedy -- Blenheim L1476. 64 Sq. 30.1.39
2(3)
Rushup's First Victim -- Hampden X3154. 106 Sq. 21.12.40
5(2)
Bomber on Burbage Moor -- Blenheim Z5746. 2OTU 26.1.41
7(2)
Ferry Flight to Rushup Edge -- Leopard Moth AV986. 14 FPP. 30.8.41
9(3)
First Op' Last Flight -- Hampden AE381. 50 Sq. 21.1.42
12(4)
Blazing Bomber on Rud Hill -- Wellington Z8980. 27 OTU. 17.7.42
16(3)
The Merryton Low Stirling -- N6075. 101 CF. 13.7.42
19(2)
Destiny Prevailed -- Camp Hill Master -- W8761. 16 PFTS. 21.3.43
21(2)
Target Tug Terror -- Albemarle P1463. 42 OTU. 30.3.44
23(2)
Hurricane on Fleet Green -- V6793. 5 PAFU. 27.7.44
25(3)
The Yorkshire Moors
Unlucky Seven -- Hampden AD923. 144 Sq. 21.9.41
28(1)
`Goose' Down on Dalefoot -- Hampden AE393. 408 Sq. 16.1.42
29(4)
A Man with Nine Lives -- Wellington N2848. 18 OTU. 30.1.42
33(7)
Two in One Night -- Wellingtons DV718 and Z8808. 11 OTU. 3.9.42
40(3)
The `Lion' of Black Intake -- Wellington BJ778. 427 Sq. 12.2.43
43(1)
Destined for Disaster -- Oxford DF471. 427 Sq. 29.8.43
44(2)
Death Dive -- Warwick BV336. 280 Sq. 13.11.43
46(2)
Two Dead Engines -- Stirling EE975. 1660 HCU. 15.8.44
48(2)
Oxford on Urra Moor -- LW903. 18 PAFU. 8.1.45
50(1)
Whernside's Fourth Victim -- Mosquito RL197. 228 OCU. 13.12.48
51(3)
The Lake District
Hurricanes on Horn Crag -- V6565 and V7742. 55 OTU. 12.8.41
54(1)
Out of Time and Out of Luck -- Hawker Hector K8096. 1 SAC. 8.9.41
55(2)
Perilous Navex -- Oxford on Caw Fell -- AT486. 2 AOS. 2.11.41
57(2)
Last Flight of `C' For Charlie -- Wellington T2714. 22 OTU. 8.2.42
59(2)
A Hudson on Beda Head -- AM680. 1 OTU. 10.11.42
61(1)
The Carlside Wellington -- X3336. 23 OTU. 16.12.42
62(1)
A Fortress on Skiddaw -- B-17 41-9051. 482nd BG. 14.9.43
63(3)
Halifax on Eel Crag -- JP182. 14 FPP. 24.1.44
66(4)
An Avenger at Wast Water -- JZ390. 763 Sq. 16.1.45
70(2)
A Long Way from Home -- Mosquito HK141. 51 OTU. 10.2.45
72(6)
The Western Pennines
Deadly Detour -- Anson MG693. 16 FPP. 29.2.44
78(3)
Test Flight Tragedy -- B-17 At Edgeworth -- 42-31581 BAD 1. 13.1.44
81(4)
Hell Below Zero -- Wellington Z8799. 28 OTU. 16.11.43
85(2)
Holdron Moss Mustang -- AP208 4 Sq. 29.11.42
87(2)
Iced Up `Annie' -- Anson DJ453. 4 AOS. 18.2.43
89(2)
A Blenheim in the Beck -- L1252. 34 Sq. 26.10.38
91(1)
The Legend of BB310 -- Halifax BB310. 1674 HCU. 12.4.44
92(5)
Another Loss for Silloth -- Hudson N7325. 1 OTU. 6.9.42
97(3)
M-Minus = D for Disaster -- B-24 42-50668. 491st BG. 19.2.45
100(3)
The Lupton Superfortress -- WB-29 44-61600. 53rd WRS. 25.10.55
103(6)
The Isle of Man
A Battle at East Baldwin -- Fairey Battle L5672. 5 BGS. 27.9.40
109(1)
North Barrule's First Victim -- Hudson N7337. 1 OTU. 9.9.41
110(2)
Double Trouble -- Ansons AX411 and N5346. 5 AOS. 13.2.42
112(1)
Botha at Burro Meanagh -- L6314. 3 SGR. 12.3.42
113(1)
One in Twenty -- Hudson AM608. 1 OTU. 21.9.42
114(2)
Z-Zebra on Manx Fell -- Spitfire EN856. 303 Sq. 14.12.43
116(3)
So Proud, Yet So Young -- Anson EG325. 3 SGR. 8.8.44
119(1)
Not so High, but Just as Deadly -- Wellington MF174. EANS. 22.12.44
120(3)
Heroes Remembered -- North Barrule Fortress 43-38856. 381 BG. 23.4.45
123(3)
Man's Best Friend -- Anson MG445. 5 ANS. 3.1.46
126(4)
The South-West Moorlands
The Death of a Gladiator -- N5644. 247 Sq. 20.11.40
130(1)
Their Final Flight -- Hampden X3054. 49 Sq. 21.3.41
131(5)
Blenheim on Bodmin Moor -- V5933. 53 Sq. 11.6.41
136(1)
Wilenski Wreck on Cramber Tor -- Spitfire W3968. 317 Sq. 29.11.41
137(2)
Sub Hunter at Slipper Stones -- PB4Y-1 63926. VB-110 Sq. 28.12.43
139(3)
The Yelland Fulmar -- X8812. 781 Sq. 18.1.43
142(1)
Down on Dartmoor -- Wellington BK281. 142 Sq. 6.10.42
143(2)
Demon on Buncombe Hill -- Wellington MP652. 407. Sq. 20.8.43
145(1)
The Belgian Beaufighter -- RD558. 151 RU. 3.9.45
146(2)
Skytrain on Huntingdon Warren -- C-47 42-100640. 484th ASG. 13.10.45
148(4)
Scotland and the Highlands
The Lost Patrol -- Whitley P5090. 502 Sq. 24.11.40
152(2)
A Hudson on Ben Lui -- T9432. 233 Sq. 15.4.41
154(3)
Alone on a Hillside -- Defiant T4042. 60 OTU. 29.8.41
157(1)
J for Jinx -- Anson DG787. ANBS. 23.10.42
158(1)
The Cranstackie Mosquito -- DZ486. 618 Sq. 5.4.43
159(2)
A Bomber on Braid Fell -- Hampden P1216. BTU. 18.1.44
161(2)
A Whitley at Glen Esk -- EB384. 19 OTU. 26.5.44
163(2)
Against All Odds -- Liberator BZ724. 59 Sq. 18.8.44
165(4)
Mystery of the Monadhliath Bomber -- Lancaster PD259. 463 Sq. 31.8.44
169(2)
The Ballantrae Disaster -- Liberator 44-50695. 448th BG. 12.6.45
171(7)
The Border Hills
A Day Best Forgotten -- Blenheim K7067. 90 Sq. 30.8.38
178(3)
The Kielder Forest Master -- W8594. 59 OTU. 29.9.41
181(1)
`Wimpy' on West Hill -- Wellington Z1078. 150 Sq. 15.1.42
182(4)
The Makendon Beaufort -- DX118. 16FPP. 23.2.43
186(2)
Third Time `Unlucky' -- Spitfire P8587. 57 OTU. 25.3.43
188(1)
Botha Wreck on Hazelton Rig -- L6531. 4 AGS. 10.5.43
189(2)
Hell on Hedgehope Hill -- Beaufighter EL457. 132 OTU. 15.5.44
191(2)
The Glendhu Moth Crash -- DH 82 T6828. 15 EFTS. 4.11.44
193(1)
Low Level Hell -- Mosquito DD753. 54 OTU. 12.12.44
194(2)
`Snowy Owl' on Wether Cairn -- Halifax NR126. 420 Sq. 17.2.45
196(5)
The Welsh Mountains
For the Last Time -- Blenheim L4873. 90 Sq. 23.3.40
201(1)
No Place for a Queen -- Ventura AE688. 464 Sq. 18.8.43
202(2)
Llwytmor's Second Victim -- Botha L6202. 11 RS. 28.8.43
204(3)
Another Victim for Minera -- Martinet HP227. 41 OTU. 3.11.43
207(1)
Tragic Air-test -- Mosquito LR412. 540 Sq. 9.2.44
208(18)
The Llwynglas `Jug' -- P-47 Thunderbolt 42-75101. 495 FTG. 4.5.44
211(2)
Tragic Night Flight -- PB4Y-1 38753. VB-110 Sq. 24.8.44
213(4)
Mountain Marauder -- B-26 44-68072. Ferry. 1.2.45
217(4)
Deadly Coincidence -- Beaufighter RD210. No 1 FU. GMC. 10.2.45
221(1)
A Lincoln on Llewelyn -- Avro Lincoln RF511. 230 OCU. 15.3.50
222(4)
Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic
A Guardian No More -- Catalina AM265. 240 Sq. 21.3.41
226(3)
Unknown Territory -- Wellington W5653. 221 Sq. 11.4.41
229(1)
The Blessington Bomber -- Hampden AD730. 50 Sq. 18.4.41
230(4)
An American Internee -- Spitfire P8074. 133 Sq. 30.11.41
234(2)
The High Price of Freedom -- Liberator BZ802. 86 Sq. 27.8.43
236(2)
Deadly Formation -- Spitfires BL469/AR338/W3427. 35 Sq. 11.9.43
238(2)
Truskmore Mountain Fortress -- 42-31420. Ferry. 9.12.43
240(2)
The Carrauntoohil Skytrain -- 43-30719. 437 TCG. 17.12.43
242(2)
No Help from the Sky -- Sunderland DW110. 228 Sq. 31.1.44
244(4)
A Mosquito in the Mournes -- Mosquito NS996. 60 OTU. 13.1.45
248(3)
The Islands and Outer Hebrides
A Hudson in `Bonxie' Country -- Hudson N7310. 220 Sq. 19.3.41
251(3)
The Isle of Aggression -- Liberator AM261. ATFERO. 10.8.41
254(4)
Why No Flarepath? -- Catalina Z2148. 240 Sq. 19.1.42
258(3)
Day of Disaster -- Halifax R9438. 35 Sq. 31.3.42
261(2)
Another Wreck for Rackwick -- Albacore BF592. Ferry. 26.6.42
263(2)
Inferno on Suduroy -- Whitley Z9376. 612 Sq. 9.11.42
265(4)
A Corsair on Hoy -- Vought Corsair JT461. 1841 Sq. 11.7.44
269(2)
`High Island' -- Liberator FL949. 311 Sq. 1.1.45
271(4)
Journey's End -- Fortress on Skye -- 44-83325. Ferry. 3.3.45
275(1)
A Short Cut to Disaster -- Halifax JP165. 58 Sq. 9.4.45
276(3)
Appendix 1 Roll of Honour 279(11)
Appendix 2 Additions and Amendments to Volume One 290(6)
Appendix 3 The Mountain Rescue Service 296(1)
Appendix 4 Abbreviations 297(2)
Selected Bibliography 299(2)
Index 301

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