South African airmen Pilot Officer Stanley John Daly Robinson and Acting Pilot Officer Jack Elliott Thomas were both killed in the crash on 30 January 1939.
In Peakland Air Crashes – The North (2006), Pat Cunningham says the bodies of the airmen were found some distance back along the line of flight of the Blenheim, suggesting the men had baled out, but alas were too close to the ground to have chance to deploy their parachutes.
This was my first attempt at finding this site. Having arrived at these fragments, I was unable to locate the rest. The sign is blank save for where someone has scratched “main wreckage thataway” with an arrow to the left. But the sign could easily spin about on the pole, and after half an hour of fruitless casting about I gave up. Returned in better conditions and found it straight away.
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