Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/11/2012

The amazing World War Two plane graveyard that still sits atop the Peak District where 157 airmen lost their lives

For the brave pilots, it was not some corner of a foreign field that became their final resting place – rather the very heartland of England.

And today poppies were laid in their honour in the hills of Derbyshire’s Peak District whose mountaintops claimed the lives of 157 airmen during the Second World War.

Two small ceremonies at two remote spots where ten of the Brits were killed after their planes smashed into the treacherous gritstone plateau Kinder Scout.

One hundred and twenty two military aeroplanes succumbed to the cloud-concealed peaks along the remote mountain range during the war. for more click here

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