This website celebrates the lives of four young men who died tragically when their plane was lost in an accident near the town of Camborne in Cornwall in 1942. Their stricken aircraft was coming down towards the town but they managed to keep it in the air long enough to avoid any civilian casualties. The town is still grateful to this day; a memorial service is held every year and in 2012 a new memorial stone was erected at the site of the crash to honour these brave men. They didn't die in combat but they were still heroes, as was every man and woman who flew in those dangerous times.
Each photo below is a link to that airman's page.
Their aircraft, a Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber, had just taken off from nearby RAF Portreath and was heading for Malta via Gibraltar when it began to experience engine trouble and was forced to head back to base. Unfortunately the problem became too serious for the heavily laden aircraft to maintain its height and after narrowly missing the town it hit a disused chapel on the edge of the hamlet of Roscroggan, which lies between Camborne and Tehidy. All four men died at the scene.
A page with details of other airmen associated with this crew can be found here. Some of them have their own pages.