Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date25/10/1945
CasualtiesSqn Ldr A. Jaques DFC, P; Flt Lt Savin, Observer MAEE Helensburgh
Aircraftde Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV DZ579/G
Took off fromMAEE Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Purpose of flight'Highball' bouncing bomb trials
Incident locationMachin Bay, Islay
Incident detailsWeapon dropped at 30ft and at 380 m.p.h. into a rough sea. Splash hit the tail of the aircraft and the port wing detached


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