Tyne and Wear HER(12349): Marley Hill, aircraft crash site - Details
Marley Hill, aircraft crash site
Military Defence and Fortification
Aircraft Crash Site
On 10th February 1942 a single fighter Hawker Hurricane MK1 crashed into an orchard opposite High Marley Hill radio mast due to bad weather. The pilot Sergeant James D'Arcy Lees Graham, who was 24 years old, was killed. He was from Carstairs Alberta and was a member of the Royal Canadian Airforce, based at RAF Usworth.
Article by Philp Smith, Historian on www.sunnisidelocalhistorysociety.co.uk