RAF Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, Geal Charn, Loch Pattack, crash date 03/07/43

[Picture from wikipedia.org]

OS 10-figure grid ref (GPS):

NN 52783 80627

Google Maps display showing wreckage locations

This wreck site is in a remote area north of Loch Pattack on the eastern slopes of Geal Charn. It lies at an altitude of about 530m, about 2.5km east of the summit of Geal Charn.

The site consists of a single area of debris hidden amongst heather and peat bogs. All that remains of the Whitley bomber are segments of fragmented and twisted metal, showing that the crash was probably at high speed. All five members of the aircrew were killed.

The only recognisable pieces of wreckage are what might be two engine oil coolers (3rd and 8th photographs below) and an oxygen bottle (12th photograph below). There are no traces of the two engines from the Whitley.

The site is about 8km to the north-east of the wreck site of a Vickers Wellington in the the Bealach Dubh - see my my page about this site here.

The PDAAR website has some pictures of this wreck site and information about the crash here.

These pictures were taken in May 2013.