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Avro Anson EG686
March 20th 1944. Mk I Avro Anson EG686 was on a night time navigation exercise from RAF Cark on the Cartmel peninsula in the south of Cumbria (though back then it was still in the county of Lancashire) when it crashed on Swirl How in the Lake District with the loss of all 3 crewmen on board.
At the site today are a few fragments of yellow and green painted metal and some bits of canvas and tubing.
Pilot – Sgt Kenneth M Snelling RAFVR
Pilot – Sgt Kenneth J Brettell RAF
Wireless Op / Air Gunner – Sgt Walter W Younger RAFVR
A little way down the slope from the crash site are these fragments….
…and having rolled right down to the bottom are the two Cheetah engines. This view here is looking back up to the impact point.