Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Flying Boat Mystery Northumberland

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    511
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Flying Boat Mystery Northumberland

    Hi,
    Can anyone help identify this aircraft.

    I have been speaking to a chap who was born in Belford, Northumberland and lived there as a child throughout the war.
    He recalls a flying boat force-landing in the region of South Meadows Farm, 1/4mile south of Belford.
    It was dismantled and moved on a Queen Mary, the recovery crew lodged with his family.
    He believes it was between late 1941 and the end of the war.
    A long time period I know, and I have no further details.

    Can anyone help identify this a/c please.

    Kind regards

    Chris

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Grantham, Lincs
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hello Chris,

    Just had a quick scan thro "Northumberland Aviation Diary" by Derek Walton and could not see any Flying Boat accidents 1939 - 45 other than May 20, 1943 when Walrus R6546 crashed on take off from the sea 3.5 miles east off Warkworth.

    Be aware that I only checked for aircraft names and did not look for place names.

    Regards,

    Ian

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Stockport, UK
    Posts
    1,197
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    The only crash I can find in the area was a little to the south of South Meadows at Mousen Hill about 1 miles SE, but that was a fatal Hurricane accident in 1943 (Sgt D.N. Flack RCAF 29-06-1943).
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Grantham, Lincs
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    This Hurricane was P3715 of 59 OTU, RAF Milfield that dived into the ground.

    Ian

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northumberland, UK
    Posts
    3,692
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 63 Times in 60 Posts

    Default

    There's also Oxford I DF302 of 59 OTU, crashed near Easington (the Northumberland one near Belford, not the Durham one!), January 24th 1943.

    Regards

    Simon

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    511
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks gents,

    I had already tracked those you have mentioned.
    My eyewitness is positive of a flying boat, he can even walk me to the field.

    Chris

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,011
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Hello Chris

    Do you know what Home Guard unit covered the area?

    Bruce
    http://www.filephotoservice.co.uk/
    RESEARCH AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES & OTHER UK INSTITUTIONS

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •