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Lancaster bomber PA411
Tintwistle Knarr, Dark Peak, Derbyshire.
Revisit to a crash site which has been tidied up somewhat since the last visit.
Avro Lancaster PA411 crash site.
20 December 1948 on a training night flight from RAF Lindholme. All 7 crew were killed in the crash.
Also near here 3 RAF Hurricanes crashed in 1945 and in 1944 a USAAF P38 Lightning also crashed within a few hundred metres of this spot.
Looking towards Manchester.
Flight Sergeant Jack Sherwood Thompson, pilot
Flight Lieutenant Peter Maurice Maskell, navigator
Flight Sergeant Robert Smith, signaller
Flight Sergeant Vincent Graham, Flight Engineer
Sergeant William Allen Love, Signaller
Flight Lieutenant Thomas Lowerth Johnson, Instructor
Flight Sergeant David William Henry Harris, Instructor
Photos below; how the site looked in November 2008
Below: site visit April 2022
This small pool of debris is at grid ref SK 03494 99221