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Test Flying Memorial

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Date04/07/1944
CasualtiesFlt Lt Alexander Williams Fraser DFC with bar RAAF (RAE Wireless & Electrical Flight TP), WO S. Bickell, Sgt Keith Lawrence Popejoy, AC1 S. Parsons, Mr David William Parker (FTO), Mr Russell Arcot Erskine (FTO), Mr K. Dart (FTO)
AircraftVickers Wellington GR Mk 14 HF352
Took off fromFarnborough, Hampshire
Purpose of flightFlight was tasked with testing the R1530 auto alarm radio
Incident locationOdiham, Hampshire
Incident detailsEngine failure led to attempted forced landing, wheels-up, at Odiham; aircraft stalled into a copse


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