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2 plane crashes in South Wales on January 7th 1940

2 plane crashes in South Wales on January 7th 1940
Author: Paul Hutchinson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
22:24:25 Friday, January 21, 2005
Post:
Our local daily paper "South Wales Echo" is asking for information about 2 planes that crashed on same hillside above Nantymoel on 7-1-1940. First to crash ( at about 12:45pm ) was a Hawker Hurricane. Whilst crash was being investigated a Lockheed Hudson crashed nearby at about 2:30pm. All were killed and identified.

"South Wales Echo" is asking for more data. Asking for emails to :- abby.alford.A T.wme.co.uk



RE: 2 plane crashes in South Wales on January 7th 1940
Author: JohnE
Time Stamp:
09:07:33 Saturday, January 22, 2005
Post:
Air Britain has Hurricane L2074 of 11 Group Pool crashing on that date: "Flew into mountain descending in cloud, Nant-y-Moel, Glam."

/John


RE: 2 plane crashes in South Wales on January 7th 1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
10:35:22 Saturday, January 22, 2005
Post:
Hello Paul,

Pilot of the Hurricane was P/O A.H. Maguire - 42015

and from the excellent book "Coastal Command Losses Vol.I" author Ross McNeill:

Hudson N7256 of 233 Sqdn flew against Mynydd Maendy near Nant-y-Moel killing

Sgt F.F. Hallam - 564213

Sgt F.F. Bousfield - 565845

LAC A.W. Smith - 550814

and two civil engineers, one of them

Mr R.K. Beattie from Altringham, Cheshire.

If you ever find the name of the second engineer please let me know through this board.

Regards,

Henk.


RE: 2 plane crashes in South Wales on January 7th 1940
Author: Greg
Time Stamp:
08:24:48 Sunday, January 23, 2005
Post:
Interesting to see the South Wales Echo getting involved in aviation history for a change. It is also my local paper Paul, and they have resolutely refused to help me on a number of occasions. Last year, on the 60th annivesary of a Lancaster that failed to return in which 6 of the 7 crewmen were all Welsh (and from within 40 miles of Cardiff) they felt that the story was less important than the one they did run (which as i remember was about sheep - surprise surprise!!) in the regular column to which i had sent the article.

Not that i'm bitter about it at all.... ;)

L/O

Greg

"You can take the boy out of Wales,

But you can't take Wales out of the boy..."