Post War Crash Sites

The Cold War and beyond. Military crash sites, RAF and USAF 1946 to present.

4 comments on “Post War Crash Sites
  1. Quite an array of locations and experiences. As usual Ian you are telling a story with your images.

  2. James John says:

    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

    • Ian D B says:

      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?
      Ian

      • keith says:

        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.

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