Personnel Index - Detail
17 March, 1942:
P/O Derek Cook and P/O Bob Manders were both sadly killed when their Hampden flew into a hill in fog. The accident happened 11.25hrs at Derry Farm near Branscombe in Devon. The crew (including F/Sgt Jack Gadsby and Sgt Eric Clarke) had been detailed to ferry P1226 back to Scampton after it had been repaired. On the morning of the 17th, P/O's Cooke and Manders had taken the Hampden up for a brief test flight alone, when the accident happened.