The Cold War and beyond. Military crash sites, RAF and USAF 1946 to present.
Quite an array of locations and experiences. As usual Ian you are telling a story with your images.
Hi. I wonder if this means anything to you. My father was in the RAF from 1936 to 1945. He told us very little of his experiences but one story he told us concerned the crash, on a RAF station, of a Blackburn aircraft which caught fire and killed all occupants including a visiting rugby team. 2 of the squadrons he served in were Now 54 and 139. I realize that these are scant details but such was his reticence relating to his time in the RAF. James John
Hi James, I will have a look around and get back to you if I find anything. Your dad’s reluctance to talk of his time during the war is not unusual among Bomber Command crews especially, which is very sad. I know of many who never spoke of their war. Now some of the few still around go to airshows and are asked for their autograph! I don’t know if your dad was in Bomber Command? Any other details you know will help?
does anyone have any information of an RAF crash which occurred in Leicestershire near the village of Desford around 1952? Believe it was a fighter jet.
My father was killed in an RAF DAKOTA air crash in Nigeria on June 8th 1946 – all other passengers & crew were also killed. They were buried in a collective grave near the crash site near Oni – not on modern maps – were reinterred in the Yaba cemetery in Lagos in the late 1950s as Oni was too far from Lagos to be looked after properly The aircraft was caught in a tropical storm flying from Kano in the North of Nigeria to Lagos where Dad was based with the RAMC prior to planned demobilisation Any other information on this? Am planning maybe to visit his grave in Lagos but at 77, the trip may be too much
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