|Reason for Loss
||Biggleswade Chronicle - Friday 08 September 1944: RADIO APPEAL AFTER FATALITY. Young Airman Killed Near Sandy. AFTER the 1 o’clock news on Wednesday, the BBC broadcast a police message asking for the driver of a lorry involved a fatal accident on the Great North Road a mile north of Sandy or anyone else who might be able to give information, to report to the Chief Constable Bedfordshire at Biggleswade Police Station. The accident occurred at 1-LiO [sic] p.m. on Monday night when a [sic] years’ old - airman,- Jack Evans, of 12, Hillside, Dolgarrog, Caernarvonshire, was cycling north with Miss Pitts, of Great Barford. Apparently they were overtaken by a lorry painted yellow and laden with triangular shaped cases. Evans, who was stationed at an aerodrome in the locality, was killed, instantly. The lorry did not stop. The inquest was opened at an R.A.F. Station on Wednesday afternoon by Mr. R. G. Rose, but only evidence of identification and medical evidence were taken and the inquiry was adjourned for a fortnight.