263 Squadron RAF code N5697 P/O Walter Philip Richards (KIA) 21.05 1940
263 Squadron RAF code N5693 P/O Randolph Stuart Mills (WIA) 21.05 1940
818 Sqdn. code P4216 S/Lt J A Welply (WIA) S/Lt G P Simpson (WIA) H H Simpson (WIA)
The two Gladiators took off from
HMS "Furious" guided by a Fairey Swordfish, to fly to Bardufoss. The
planes got lost in the snow and fog.
All three planes crashed into the mountain Høystakktind between Sifjord and Osterfjord. The Swordfish crew survived the crash, and were rescued. The wounded P/O Mills was also rescued and shipped back to England. P/O Richards (24) died in this crash, he rests at Harstad Cemetery