George Alexander Martin

Sergeant George Alexander Martin of Belfast died on 28th April 1945. He was undergoing treatment for wounds sustained in an aviation accident in Nottingham.


George Alexander Martin


Sergeant George Alexander Martin of 20 Blackwood Street, Belfast died in a military hospital in Nottingham after sustaining injuries in an aviation accident.

Sergeant George Alexander Martin (1006035) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. Born on 21st April 1918, he was the son of Frederick George Martin and Hubertha Alice Marie Martin (née Jansen) of 20 Blackwood Street, Belfast.

George died at Nottingham City Hospital on 28th April 1945 aged 27 years old as a result of injuries sustained on 15th April 1945. His last known home address was 53 Candahar Street, Belfast.

He was the Pilot of Avro Lancaster PB213 with RAF No. 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit. The crew took off at 2020hrs on 14th April 1945 from RAF Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire on a night navigation training exercise.

The Mark III bomber came down at 0025hrs on 15th April 1945 at Oxton Hill, Nottinghamshire. The crash site was close to Hall Farm on the main Oxton to Southwell road. A board of enquiry learned the crew had been on an exercise of similar difficulty immediately before this one. Findings suggested that fatigue may have played a part in the incident.

Remembering the crew of Lancaster PB213

Last Name First Name(s) Rank Role Information
Boiling SC Sergeant Air Gunner RAFVR 939102. Injured.
Crutchfield Edward Arthur Flight Sergeant Air Bomber RAFVR 647200. Killed.
Dash ED Sergeant Air Gunner RAFVR 1236970. Injured.
Doggett Philip Leslie Sergeant Wireless Operator RAFVR 1899005. Killed.
Froggatt Peter John Sergeant Navigator RAFVR 1678403. Killed.
Hearn FE Flight Sergeant Flight Engineer RAFVR 1393077. Injured.
Martin George Alexander Sergeant Pilot RAFVR 1006035. Injured. Died of Wounds on 28th April 1945.

George Alexander Martin’s grave is in Section B2, Grave 341 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast. A funeral service took place on 4th May 1945.