35.Squadron RAF R9438 TL-H 31.03 1942Crashed into the cliffs of Fitful Head on the southern tip of Shetland on their return leg to Kinloss from a raid on Tirpitz, moored at Fættenfjord in Norway. All seven on board were killed in crash. Pilot F/Sgt.Joseph Bryan Busby (20). 2nd Pilot Sgt.Anthony John Peach (21). Navigator Sgt.Geoffrey Noel Edward Powell (22). W/Op Air Gunner F/Sgt.John Peter Burton Buckley (RCAF). W/Op Air Gunner Sgt.Moses Lewis Usher 25 (RCAF). Tail Gunner Sgt.John Allen Wood (24). Flight Engineer Sgt.Ronald H Meredith (32).
Losses on the March 30/31 Air Raid on Tirpitz:
For many years a wooden cross marked the spot there the aircraft hit the cliff. However, over the years the elements took their toll and eventually it fell to pieces.
In June 1995 a granite boulder bearing the names of the crew was unveiled and dedicated at a memorial service.