It was from No.4 Sqn, RAF, based at that time at Clifton.. This was the first Mustang lost by the squadron, two more were lost in training accidents before the year was out.
The pilot F/O Sholto Paton Marlatt (RCAF) was killed instantly. He is buried at Lytham St.Annes park cemetry.
Another bleak boggy moor , another pile of wreckage and another young mans tragic death .
For such a small plane quite a lot is still there.