B-24M Liberator 44-50695

Pildinny, Dumfries and Galloway

 
     
 
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Aircraft: Consolidated B-24M Liberator 44-50695 on Pildinny, Goodman's Cairn, Dumfries and Galloway

 

 

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  • Approach Route Photos and Assorted Wreckage.

 


 

Approach Route Photos

 

 

BELOW: 'Blueberry Esmerelda Muffin II' as named by my Daughter, parked at Kilwhannel Farm. [Gary Nelson]

 

The path to Beneraird and ultimately Goodman's Cairn is up the road behind and off to the left.

 

parked at Kilwhannel Farm.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Further up the path, and approaching the National Grid power lines near Benawhirter.

 

Further up the path, and approaching the National Grid power lines near Benawhirter.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Beneraird.

 

Beneraird.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Goodman's Cairn. Wreckage is scattered right across the photo just behind the sheep (blue arrows).

 

Goodman's Cairn. Wreckage is scattered right across the photo just behind the sheep (blue arrows).

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 


 

 

Assorted Wreckage

 

 

BELOW: (next three photos): One of the three concentrations of wreckage scattered in line roughly east-west. This one is in the middle of the three.

 

Another of the three concentrations of wreckage scattered in line roughly east-west.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next two photos): Badly corroded motor.

 

(next two photos): Badly corroded motor.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next three photos): Oxygen bottle; fire extinguisher?

 

(next two photos): Oxygen bottle; fire extinguisher?

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Pulleys for control cables.

 

Pulleys for control cables.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

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BELOW: Traces of green paint.

 

Traces of green paint.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Crumpled piece of wreckage near the most easterley concentration.

 

Crumpled piece of wreckage near the most easterley concentration.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next three photos): Most easterley concentration of wreckage.

 

(next three photos): Most easterley concentration of wreckage.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Girder shaped piece with steel fitting. There were several pieces like this.

 

Girder shaped piece with steel fitting. There were several pieces like this.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Piece similar to the one above.

 

Piece similar to the one above.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Large piece of armour plating.

 

Large piece of armour plating.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next two photos): Most westerley collection of wreckage. Smallest of the three.

 

(next two photos): Most westerley collection of wreckage, smallest of the three.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The curved piece of wreckage was home to a colony of very angry ants.

 

The curved piece of wreckage was home to a colony of very angry ants.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (Next three photos): Wreckage scattered down the eastern slope of Goodman's Cairn.

 

Wreckage scattered down the eastern slope of Goodman's Cairn.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A flattened cylindrical object found in the same area.

 

A flattened cylindrical object.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next three photos): These pieces were the most easterley and lie right next to the path from Lagafater Lodge.

 

(next three photos): These pieces were the most easterley and lie right next to the path from Lagafater Lodge.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Part of a bomb rack from the B-24 Liberator. This piece also was found next to the path.

 

Part of a bomb rack from the B-24 Liberator.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next two photos): More wreckage beside the path (red arrow in first photo).

 

(next two photos): More wreckage beside the path.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The eastern Side of Goodman's cairn taken from the path from Lagafater Lodge.

 

Wreckage is scattered up the slope just behind the two sheep (blue arrows) (very helpful sheep on this hill) over the top and onto the western slope.

 

The eastern Side of Goodman's cairn taken from the path from Lagafater Lodge.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 


 

 

Return Route Photos

 

 

BELOW (next four photos): Views from the path on the way back.

 

(next four photos): Views from the path on the way back.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Just visible in the distance, Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde.

 

Just visible, Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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