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During the Second World War, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire were busy with Bomber Command air bases. So Inevitably some of the aircraft would crash over the counties, more from training manoeuvres or machine failure than enemy action. Thanks to Guy Jefferson for the information. There are two examples very close to Leavening and these are:

Ref

Date

Aircraft

Serial

Base

User

Crash Site

Details

1003

09/12/43

Halifax V

LL122

Elvington

77 Squadron

Nr Leavening

Stalled then went into a spin at 11:05hrs whilst evading Spitfire on a fighter affiliation practice. Pilot J.K. Forest plus 5 crew killed. 2 baled out but were injured.
Map Ref:-SE791630

halifax crash

Ref

Date

Aircraft

Serial

Base

User

Crash Site

Details

1193

25/11/44

Mosquito BIV

DZ421

Warboys

1655 MTU

Nr Acklam

Broke up in the air whilst on a cross country night nav flight. Pilot baled out safely but navigator Sgt W.G. Ashley perished in the aircraft which crashed at Woodhouse Farm at 01-30hrs. Map Ref:-SE778620

mosquito crash
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