SH2826 : Remains of hangars at RAF Hell's Mouth

taken 10 years ago, near to Towyn, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Remains of hangars at RAF Hell's Mouth
Remains of hangars at RAF Hell's Mouth
A block of four Bellman hangars were situated on the other side of the perimeter road (which can be seen in the foreground). Although only a grass airfield, the base was not only a relief landing ground for RAF Penrhos SH3333, but also a bombing school. Blenheims and Whitleys regularly flew in and out of the airfield. On one memorable occasion, in August 1944, a Polish pilot managed to save his crew and himself by belly-flopping a Vickers Wellington bomber, which had suffered engine failure, on to the undersized base and afterwards to fly it out again.

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Date Taken
Friday, 21 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 January, 2008
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Airfield (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 284 268 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.7262N 4:32.7987W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 284 266
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