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Date18/01/1944
CasualtiesFg Off B. Coombis, P; Fg Off A.G.A. Overall, Nav; LAC E.T. Pottinger, Bombing Trials Unit WOp
AircraftHandley Page Hampden Mk I P1216
Took off fromWest Freugh, Wigtowns
Purpose of flightLow-level bombing trials
Incident locationnot known
Incident detailsDuring turn to port, aircraft stalled and hit ground


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