Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date11/10/1944
CasualtiesFlt Lt J.H. Brew, Supermarine TP
AircraftSupermarine Spitfire Mk IX RR237
Took off fromCastle Bromwich
Purpose of flightFirst production test flight
Incident locationNuneaton Airfield
Incident detailsAircraft dived vertically at very high speed out of low cloud and impacted ground


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