An estimated 10,000 military aircraft crashed in Britain during WW2 , the crashes did not stop there though and continue still .
This Blog , in early stages of development , shows a variety of details regarding the crash sites and contain photographs that relate the crash sites and wreckage to thier enviroment .
On the 9th October 1953 flying out of RAF Pembrey this De Havilland
Vampire aircraft was flying as the lead aircraft of a pair of Vampires
. Descending through cloud the pilot must have failed to see the
ground approaching and hit the western slope of Fan Fir on the Black
Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The pilot of the second
aircraft did see the ground and managed to avoid collision with it , a
fortunate escape for him. The pilot of the first Aircraft died in the crash. He was
P/O John Raymond Baldock
A huge amount of this aircraft remains at the site . Someone as
collected the majority of it and layed it out into the rough shape of
a Vampire aircraft . These shots show the location of the main wreckage pool amidst the
Definately better on black in the lightbox , Thanks for pointing that
out Al. You can see the depth of field thingy better there! gives a 3D
style effect .