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Whitley above Glen Isla

In September 03 we finally got the time to get another wreck done after a long period of dormancy. The idea was to look for the remains of a Halifax bomber in Glen Isla then to climb out of the glen to look for a Whitley. After an extensive search of the area we could find no sign of the Halifax site so we carried on to the Whitley. For a change we actually got excellent weather so a very pleasant day was had. If there's one WW2 plane you didn't want to end up flying then it's the Whitley, underpowered, heavy and unresponsive it was nicknamed the flying coffin by aircrews. This is the third Whitley visited on this small Website so that's an indicator to the problems this type of plane had. This Whitley crashed in March of 1942 and the site was discovered six weeks later.

Flash with a piece of corrugated aluminium maybe from the wing or tail.

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Myself beside the largest scrap still present at the site, this being a piece of one of the wings.

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Myself holding up a piece of pipework maybe from the undercarriage?

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The camouflage markings are still evident on this small scrap of the wreck.
Flash standing in the main impact crater on this desolate piece of moorland.  

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