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+

Date12/07/1942
CasualtiesSqn Ldr C.L.F. Colmore, High Alt Flight A&AEE TP; Plt Off K. Radford, AG; Sgt A.J. Smith, Obs; Sgt R.P. Gillott, WOp/AG; Mr C.V. Abbott, FTO
AircraftVickers Wellington Mk VI W5795
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationStanley, Derbyshire
Incident detailsAircraft dived at high speed from high altitude after pilot was injured by detached propeller blade penetrating pressure cabin


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.