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Test Flying Memorial

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Date29/07/1944
CasualtiesMr J. Hall, Rotol TP
AircraftSupermarine Spitfire Mk IX JL349
Took off fromStaverton, Gloucestershire
Purpose of flightEndurance test of experimental contraprop
Incident locationStaverton, Gloucestershire
Incident detailsProp broke up in circuit, damaging aircraft, which dived into the ground


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