Crash sites, WW2 bombers


Memorial at Scawton church

During the years of the Second World War, when York was surrounded by airfields, aircraft crashes were common, as the many memorials testify.

In the porch of the church at Scawton, near Helmsley, a sign explains that … More …

Lost crews of WW2


During the Second World War, Yorkshire was home to around 40 airfields, many in the flat areas of the Vale of York. More than 18,000 airmen died flying from the Yorkshire airfields, some lost on training flights, because of weather conditions or aircraft malfunction. The memorials here are … More …