Aircraft Crash sites in Galloway Scotland 02
Aircraft Crash sites in Galloway Scotland
There is a crash site at the top of the North Gairy of Corserine with no memorial. It is remains of a Mosquito which crashed here on 20th January 1944. Both crewmen were killed and it was not until the 11th of February that the wreck was found. We just chanced on it one day coming past this way. The Ordnance Survey grid reference would be NX505869.
This is a memorial to four people killed on Darnaw in an air crash here on the 2nd of February 1937 not long after the building of the dam for the reservoir at Clatteringshaws. Legend has it that in poor conditions they took the newly constructed reservoir to be the Solway Firth since it wasn't marked on their map.
We came across the wheel shown in this pictures and we realised we were at an aircraft crash site that we knew nothing about. On later investigation we discovered that it is from an Auster J/1U Workmaster and it crashed here in 1963 with 2 men being killed. The National Grid reference would be NS455849. We are looking towards the Nick of the Dungeon in this picture.