Personnel Index - Detail
6 January, 1942; CRASH AT SOUTH CARLTON:
At 07.00hrs on the morning of Tuesday 6th, Hampden AD896 M-Mother, approached Scampton to land after night training. As the aircraft passed over the small hamlet of South Carlton, one of the engines suddenly cut out. The aircraft stalled then fell into Middle Street killing two of the crew including the pilot, Sgt Geoffrey West. Also killed in this tragic accident was wireless operator, Sgt George Atkins. Fortunately there were no civilian casualties in the village. It cannot be established if these were the only two airmen aboard the aircraft that fatal morning.
Sgt G.L. West Pilot (Killed)
Sgt G.T. Atkins W/OP (Killed)