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F111 air crash, Craignaw

 
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spoons



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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:36 pm    Post subject: F111 air crash, Craignaw Reply with quote

WMR 81332
OS Map Ref NX 45822 83163

This is a memorial to a USAF F111 jet which crashed in a remote location in the Galloway hills on 19th Dec 1979. The location is near the top of Craignaw and is very remote. If you intend to visit this memorial, please make sure you have suitable clothing and equipment for a trip to the hills and know how to use a map and compass.

The memorial is a mortared cairn of local stone with a plaque with the following inscription:
In Loving Memory of
Capt R A Hetzner 28 USAF
Capt R C Spaulding 30 USAF
F1-11E crew
Crashed Dec 19th 79
AKHWC

A few remaining pieces of aircraft wreckage have been placed nearby.

https://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/scotland/general-dynamics-f-111e-68-0003-craignaw/

Photos to follow.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This photo courtesy of Robert Peace.



Other photos to follow when better weather permits a visit.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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