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Test Flying Memorial

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Date24/04/1942
CasualtiesLt J. Wakefield RNVR, Supermarine Production TP
AircraftSupermarine Spitfire Mk IV BR413
Took off fromAldermaston, Berkshire
Purpose of flightProduction test flight
Incident locationAldermaston, Berkshire
Incident detailsCrashed on take-off avoiding training aeroplane


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