Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

"...and everywhere the
blue sky belongs to them
and is their appointed rest
and their native country"
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Search 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000+

Date31/08/1945
CasualtiesSub-Lt K.W.A. Fehler RN; Lt L.R.J. Habgood RN, pilots C Squadron A&AEE
AircraftMiles Monitor TT Mk II NP409
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightIntensive flying trials
Incident locationSea off Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Incident detailsThe aircraft was seen to rill inverted, and dived steeply into the sea from 2,000ft


Do you have a correction to make, or a link or image you'd like added to this page? Contact me if so. If you'd like to add a public comment you can do so below.