RAF Bristol Beaufort, Hill of Wirren, crash date 08/03/42

[Picture from wikipedia.org]

OS 10-figure grid refs (GPS):

NO 51558 74038

Google Maps display showing wreckage locations

This wreck lies near the 678m summit of Hill of Wirren, about 750m west of the summit trig point. A small crater lies on the western slopes of Hill of Wirren at an altitude of about 610m, which contains wreckage parts from the Beaufort, including some undercarriage pieces. A trail of wreckage parts continues down the hill from the crater for about 20m.

About 1km south-east of this wreck site lies the remains of a RAF Consolidated Liberator that also crashed near the summit of Hill of Wirren, in 1944.

About 500m south-west of this wreck site, lower down the hill, there is a cairn with a piece of what appears to be aircraft wreckage embedded in it. This may come from the Beaufort or the Liberator.

The TFDACSS website has some pictures of this site here. There is some information about the site and some photos on a forum posting here.

These pictures were taken in November 2011.