Bristol Blenheim IV Sandness Hill, Shetland Islands

235 Squadron RAF serial L9261 code LA-T 03.09 1941

Took off from Sumburgh at 22:00. Encountered instrument failure and lost their orientation during a patrol towards the Faroes.
They slowly spiralled down through the clouds and finally hit the hillside at Sandness at 03:05. Pilot F/L Howard Moule Hammond (New Zealand). Navigator P/O William James Mason. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. George Richard Simpson.
source: "Shetland Crash Log" by David Hanson.

All three rest at Lerwick New Cemetery. Photo by Linzee Druce.
26.05 2011© morten moe
The aircraft hit the ground and exploded somewhere here, but no trace was found of it by us.
© david earl
© kjell sørensen
Sandness hill