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… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Tag: aircraft crash site

  • WW2 Aircraft Crash Site, Urra Moor

    WW2 Aircraft Crash Site, Urra Moor

    A return to Urra Moor. Second day in a row. I have been minded to try to find this site for some time. Armed with an eight digit grid reference, it was surprisingly easy to find, the pieces of bleached aluminium had been piled up and acted as a beacon. The wreckage is of an…

  • Aircraft Crash on Easby Moor

    Aircraft Crash on Easby Moor

    80 years ago today, 11th February 1940, a flight of three Lockheed Hudson aircraft took off from Thornaby airfield on a mission to search for enemy minesweepers operating in the Heglioland Bight off the Danish Coast. Within a few minutes after taking off at 04:10 one of the aircraft, NR-E crashed into Easby Moor. Ice…

  • Barnaby Moor

    Barnaby Moor

    On this day in 1941, at 24,000 feet above Eston¬†Moor F/Lt Tony Lovell DFC, flying a Spitfire from No.41 Squadron, engaged a German Junkers Ju 88 aircraft on a reconnaissance mission to Manchester. It was in the middle of the afternoon. The Junkers was shot down and crashed, exploding on impact, on Barnaby Moor. The…

  • Easby Moor

    Easby Moor

    Easby Moor is perhaps better known as the moor where Capt.Cooks Monument stands.¬†Most visitors climb straight to the summit unaware of¬†the drama which happened¬†where¬†this photo was¬†taken just a couple of hundred metres north west of¬†the it. The winter of 1940 was particularly bad. Snow, sleet and freezing fog¬†lasted most¬†of January and into February. At 4:10…