I lived in Ilkley for the first 18 years of my life and I never knew, until I saw some photo's of a memorial stone on maverickapollo's Flickr page, that during WWII a bomber crashed on Ilkley Moor.
I know little at the moment, but it's something to look into. Maverickapollo reports that all but one crew member died and I can see from the RAF insignia that it was 'one of ours'.
That must have been big news back then and in a town like that these stories live on for a long time. The moor was my playground as a kid and I never stumbled across this memorial.
Tags: Ilkley, Wharfedale, Yorkshire, Moor, WWII, bomber, RAF