Fairey Swordfish P4223 751 Naval Air Squadron Fleet Air Arm Crashed 25:01:40

The aircraft was on a ferry flight from RAF Silloth to RNAS Ford, during
which it crashed at Heydon Head, killing the pilot. The aircraft was missing for a month, and was found by a worker clearing snow from the Holmfirth Road, just over a mile away.

Crew:

Sub Lieutenant GERALD V. WILLIAMSON, Pilot

In the 1970s, much of the aircraft still remained at the site, as can be seen in the excellent 'Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 1 & 2' by Ron Collier; sadly much of this aircraft, including the engine, has now vanished.

The site lies in close proximity to several others; a R.C.A.F. Sabre, two RAF Meteors, and across the Holmfirth Road, a U.S.A.A.F. Liberator.

P4223 - Small1

The remains of P4223 in a gully at Heydon Head.

P4223 - Small2

A view back down the moor towards the Holme Moss T.V. Transmitter.

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