|Reason for Loss
||Lincolnshire Echo of December 15th 1941: "Airman Killed By Car In Black-Out. An admission that he crossed the Newark Road during the hours of darkness without "looking particularly" to see of there was any traffic about, was made by a witness at an inquest held at Swinderby today on A.C.2 Bernard Douglas Crisp, R.A.F., whose home is at Beckenham, Kent. He was knocked down by a car while walking along Newark Road towards Lincoln. A.C.2 Eric Major Jowett said he and Crisp had crossed the road just prior to the accident. He did not see any traffic about although he did not look particularly. When Crisp was hit he was walking behind Jowett close to the grass verge. The driver of the car, Richard George Tyson, of Louth, said he did not see the airmen until after the accident. He was travelling at 15 m.p.h with his lights on, and he stopped in four yards after hitting Crisp. Medical evidence was given that a broken neck was the cause of death. Returning a verdict of "Death by misadventure," the Coroner (Mr. Reynolds Spencer) expressed the opinion that the driver should have seen the men as they were walking along, but there was no criminal liability on his part. At the same time the airmen should have looked carefully to see of there if any traffic was about when they crossed the road.