As to why Sergeant Donnelly was buried at the site, information obtained from the Air Historical Branch
of the RAF, said that he was killed when he fell through the floor of the aircraft, which broke in the impact.
This, in turn, led to four years in the Air Historical Branch
of the Air Ministry (194851) and then to the position of official historian in the Cabinet Office (1951-58).
Also a former RAF officer had told me confidentially that he knew the files had been at the MoD's Air Historical Branch
as recently as twelve years ago.
London UK: Air Historical Branch
(AHB), Ministry of Defence, 2011.
The work reflects the judgment and efficiency of the editors, Sebastian Cox and Peter Gray--the former the head of the Air Historical Branch
and the latter the director of defense studies.
He has researched the matter at the Air Historical Branch
and at the Public Record Office in London.
The editors, Sebastian Cox, head of the Air Historical Branch
of the British Ministry of Defence, and Peter Gray, the RAF's Director of Defence Studies, offer readers a scholarly consideration of many of the key developments in the history of air power.