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Lancaster crash yorkshire

Lancaster crash yorkshire
Author: Tony (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:00:29 27 July 2001
Post:
can anyone help please, A lancaster crashed in the yorkshire hills somtime WW2, Believe that there was one survivor, a Polish man,could this be 300sqdn? he returned to the site many years later and erected a Memorial. sorry all i have, any info appreciated.. Tony..


RE: Lancaster crash yorkshire
Author: Ian Le Sueur (Guest)
Time Stamp:
21:20:02 27 July 2001
Post:
Trawling through Bomber Command losses 1944 I can't see any 300 Sqn Lancasters lost on operations in the Yorkshire hills. 300 only lost one Lancaster on a training sorties and that came down in Leicestershire.

300 Sqn operated the Lancaster from April 44 through to 1946.


RE: Lancaster crash yorkshire
Author: Wojciech Gadowski (Guest)
Time Stamp:
07:29:24 03 August 2001
Post:
Hi Tony,

The incident you are referring to happened on the night of 30/31 January 1942. The aircraft in question was not a Lancaster but a 18 OTU Wellington N2848 which flew into high ground on Buckden Pike at 00:15 hrs during a snowstorm whilst on a night cross country training flight. Five Polish crew killed. In the 1970s the only survivor, Sgt Jozef Fusniak, had a memorial erected on Buckden Pike. If you want some first-hand information, point your web browser to http://www.buckdenpike.co.uk

Hope that helps

Regards

Wojtek


RE: Lancaster crash yorkshire
Author: Tony (Guest)
Time Stamp:
23:23:25 03 August 2001
Post:
Thankyou so much for the info this is interesting as on my next visit to the area, i would like to visit the memorial, really appreciate the help, regards Tony.........