Friends of Ben Rinnes

Wellington Bomber HF746

Wellington Bomber

Ben Rinnes was the scene of a terrible plane crash on 14th November 1943.
A Wellington Bomber HF746 of No20 Operational Training Unit, based at Lossiemouth, crashed into Ben Rinnes whilst on a navigational excercise. A letter recieved about the crash alleges all five crew members died.
A former member of the groundcrew who went to the site on the hill shortly after the crash decribed it as "the most complete burn-out he had ever seen".
The outline of this crash site is still clearly visible from the north side of the Ben where the ground was scarred so badly that nothing will grow there even today.

Site of crash in snow

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An email response from John Murphy, a then local man, has come in to us.
Click HERE to read John's email

Do you know anything about the crash?
Do you remember the crash?
Have you any related photos?
We would love to hear from you
All correspondence to Bob Fuller please
Post: Tales, FOBR
c/o Bob Fuller, Braeside, Beatshach, Aberlour, AB38 9NJ

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