Republic P-47C Thunderbolt 41-6246 on Aran Fawddwy.

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Republic P-47C Thunderbolt 41-6246 on Aran Fawddwy

Flight Officer Peter Quinci USAAF was killed on 16th September 1944, when his P47C crashed into the cliffs of Aran Fawddwy in Wales while on a training flight from USAAF Station 342 at Atcham in Shropshire. It was 6 days before the missing plane was found and F/O Quinci’s remains were removed to RAF Llanbedr.

A photo of 41-6246

Some of the wreckage of this Thunderbolt from Peakwreckhunters;

Another P47 Thunderbolt of the same Fighter Training Group at Atcham was killed in a crash a couple of weeks later on October 3rd 1944; the remains of 2nd Lt Quentin J Sella were never recovered from the crash site in Staffordshire;


15 comments on “Republic P-47C Thunderbolt 41-6246 on Aran Fawddwy.
    • Kevin Michael Whittaker says:

      Visited this site in 1978 recovered two .50 brownings and rudder. Also Beaufighter nearby and Whitley bomber.

  1. 5DII says:

    I knew that many of Bomber Command’s losses (and therefore other’s) were on training missions but your work really brings it home.

    Good pictures and good work.


  2. redrocker_9 says:

    It’s always good to see the history through your eye Ian

  3. Nate Parker Photography says:

    i’m feelin this-

  4. Reflective Kiwi %-) says:

    Great capture. It certainly looks like a rugged and ominous location! %-)

  5. C J Paul (chris) says:

    man great work again ian great set of images brilliant info.
    cherrs ian.

  6. het broertje van.. says:

    Wow Ian……………….impressive picture man!!!


  7. Billy Currie says:

    very rugged bleak looking place, great for photography but can imagine it was pretty hard to find any wreckage

  8. Tech Owl says:

    Good detail Ian – and for me, a wider shot looking back is useful. Looks like the light was fading on the last shot

  9. andyholmfirth says:

    That’s some crag ! Must of been hairy finding the wreckage.

  10. pasujoba says:

    Nic one Ian , it was a while back when we visited this mountain and its crash sites but the memory is strong

  11. mick cooke says:

    great detail ian

  12. ejhrap says:

    Such a tragic time. Thanks for sharing this.

  13. cgullz says:

    good God [i even used the capital]. you climbed that?!

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