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Test Flying Memorial

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Date24/11/1943
CasualtiesSgt B.R. Minson
AircraftConsolidated B-24D Liberator 42-40987
Took off fromDefford, Worcestershire
Purpose of flightHigh-altitude equipment trial
Incident locationIn flight (aircraft returned safely)
Incident detailsSergeant Minson was found to have collapsed during the conduct of tests at 26,000ft. His oxygen connection had become disconnected. He never regained consciousness


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