Hawker Hind K6614

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Hawker Hind K6614

June 5th 1937. Hawker Hind K6614 was one of 11 aircraft being flown from Stranraer in Scotland to various locations, this particular aircraft heading for a base in Nottinghamshire. Apparently the bi-plane bomber had developed engine trouble and crashed into the crags at Threshthwaite Cove in the Lake District. Both men on board were killed, Sergeant Joseph Mitchell and Leading Aircraftman Gerald Murray.

Only the day before this accident, another bomber crashed in the Lake District, Vickers Vildebeest K4607

Some fragments of debris found at the site of Hind K6614. Grid ref NY 428 106





A Hawker Hind light bomber, photographed at Duxford.

25 comments on “Hawker Hind K6614
  1. mick cooke says:

    great work ian and great photos

  2. andyholmfirth says:

    Very poignant shot with the little cross and bare hillside beyond.

  3. stopherjones says:

    A most beautiful yet unforgiving place. Great series of shots to illustrate this piece of history

  4. pasujoba says:

    Yep , thats where I saw some fragments Ian , traversing across to gray fell ,whatever its called, beneath that wall !
    great work nailing it down to the spot . I remember a little more if honest , big enough to see and wonder what it was . it was of course before i got into the wreckhunting thing.

  5. pasujoba says:

    PS like the top photo , like all of them , but that looks really dramatic and that bokeh background really makes the viewer want more.

  6. nondesigner59 says:

    Spot on DoF and great info, as ever..

  7. Mark McKie says:

    Another great set of shots Ian.

  8. Richard Tierney says:

    That is a very evocative image Ian………

    The light, the isolation of the location…..

    The history…..

    Its not all about photography Ian, it just plays a part…..

    Your continued support of these "unlucky" aircrew is just superb…..

  9. Gizzardtreedude says:

    Outstanding work again, and clearly a challenge to reach the spot 🙂

  10. **Hazel** says:

    A very sad story Ian but thanks to you and your amazing photos the 2 men have been remembered so many years later!! Great set of photos, hope you have a lovely weekend!!!:-)

  11. cgullz says:

    love the open space in the top shot: serves the purpose of both poignancy and demonstrates the significance of the terrain to the site. amazing beauty in this location, if it weren’t for folk like you that is all we would ever see. nice to have more than just a beautiful image.

  12. C J Paul (chris) says:

    Brilliant image Ian a great set of pictures

  13. rob of rochdale says:

    Love these photos with shallow dof. Really highlights the cross and gives the shot more poignancy

  14. Highy says:

    Great work Ian, both the image and finding the fragments.
    Vickers Wildebeest is new one on me!

  15. Stezzer says:

    Excellent shots. I love the way you put these together with all the information and history, so much more than a great photo, nice one

  16. Reflective Kiwi %-) says:

    What a sweet shot Ian. I love the way you have composed that first image. %-)

  17. Tech Owl says:

    More stunning work Sherlock!
    From the look of the position, there was some serious climbing involved

  18. amyrey says:

    A lonely looking place – but beautiful all the same. Tragic story…. and great detective work as always Ian.

  19. gastephen says:

    top job with the composition and focus, Ian.

  20. Benoit Foisy says:

    Thanks for your work and infos, Ian.

  21. IANLAYZELLUK says:

    Wonderful Capture.

  22. f3liney says:

    That’s a great photograph.
    Nicely composed and very poignant.

  23. jarlath mc gregor says:

    Gerald Murry,who died Crash is buried in St Colemans graveyard,in his hometown of Lurgan County Armagh,Northren Ireland..

  24. Peter stockton says:

    The crankshaft and oil reservoir from this site were passed over to the aviation museum at Flookburgh.

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