Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV L9261 / LA-T of No.235 Squadron, RAF, flew into Sandness Hill, Shetland, on the 3rd September 1941
|Howard Moule Hammond||Flight Lieutenant||Pilot||Killed|
|William James Mason||Pilot Officer||Navigator||Killed|
|George Richard Simpson||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||Killed|
The crew of the aircraft had taken off from RAF Sumburgh at the southern end of the Shetland Mainland at 22:00 on the 2nd September 1941 to carry out an anti-shipping patrol off the Norwegian coast. On return to Sumburgh having completed their patrol the pilot strayed to the west of Shetland and flew into northern side of Sandness Hill on the Walls Peninsula nearly 31 1/2 miles North-Northwest of Sumburgh.
The three crew of the aircraft were recovered from the crash site and laid to rest at Lerwick New Cemetery, overlooking the sea at South Ness in Lerwick.