Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date11/09/1918
CasualtiesLt G.S. Wilkin
AircraftVickers Vimy B9954
Took off fromAeroplane Experimental Station, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk
Purpose of flightService trials (fourth prototype)
Incident locationMartlesham Heath
Incident detailsStalled after take-off from Martlesham, carrying bombs which exploded when aircraft hit the ground


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