Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk VII, s/n Z6807
WL J took off on a transit flight from RAF Reykjavík at 10:51 hrs. The port engine failed on take off, the aircraft swung off the runway and hit an armory building. The aircraft was destroyed by huge explosion and fire.
All killed in the crash and rest in Fossvogur Cemetery.
P/O C Harrison †
P/O J H Hackett †
F/Sgt J G Turner †
F/Sgt L S Collins †
Sgt G H F Mc Clay †
LAC J W F Allan†
AC 1 F Ryan †
Armstrong Whitworth A. W.38,
Whitley Mk VII
Aircraft Code: WL J
Serial no: Z6807
Operator: 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron RAF
The Squadron was operating in Iceland from 15 Dec. 1941 to 18 August 1942.
Detachment from 12 Sep. 1941 to 3 Oct. 1941.