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Date26/03/1944
CasualtiesSqn Ldr H.N. Fowler MC, Armament Test Squadron A&AEE TP
AircraftHawker Typhoon Mk IB JR307
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightDive-bombing trials dropping 500lb bombs in dives from 10,000ft to release point at 4,000ft
Incident locationCrichel Down, Wiltshire
Incident detailsOn climb-out, aircraft broke up. Possible loss of tail unit?


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