Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date16/06/1942
CasualtiesFg Off M.O. Davenport, TDU TP; Wg Cdr Shaw, CO TDU
AircraftBristol Beaufighter Mk VIC X8065
Took off fromGosport, Hampshire
Purpose of flightTorpedo trials over Stokes Bay
Incident locationAlverstoke, Hampshire
Incident detailsPort engine failed during turn to port at 200ft. Aircraft rolled inverted into sea


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