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Report - RAF Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L1476 crash site

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by jay6600, May 30, 2012.

  1. jay6600

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    RAF Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L1476
    Sykes Moor, Bleaklow visited 27.5.2012

    Blenheim Mk.I L1476 of 64 Fighter Squadron RAF crashed on Sykes Moor 30th January 1939 During a training flight from RAF Church Fenton.
    Both of the crew were new to the Squadron and Church Fenton and were getting used to the surrounding areas.
    The aircraft Never returned from the exercise and was Marked as missing,
    on the 12th February 1939 two weeks since the aircraft was lost the wreck and the two dead crew were discovered by a hill walker.
    South African airmen Pilot Officer Stanley John Daly Robinson and Acting Pilot Officer Jack Elliott Thomas were both killed in the crash.RIP
    Some info aquired from the web says The crew must have become hopelessly lost, Early searches were concentrated over the sea,
    but they were well inland when they flew into Sykes Moor and the aircraft disintegrated.,
    however In the book Peakland Air Crashes - The North (2006), Pat Cunningham says the bodies of the airmen were found some distance back along the the planes flightpath,
    suggesting the men had baled out, but Tragically they were too close to the ground to use their parachutes.

    There is a rememberence monument built at the crash site in 1991 by the cadets and staff of 1401 squadron ATC.

    1 looking west [​IMG]

    2 Engine [​IMG]

    3 Aircorps [​IMG]

    4 Reduct gear [​IMG]

    5 with hole [​IMG]

    6 Wreckage [​IMG]

    7 wreckage [​IMG]

    8 2Engines [​IMG]

    9 Crumpled up [​IMG]

    10 looking east [​IMG]

    11 engine side [​IMG]

    12 plaque [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking

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