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Test Flying Memorial

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Date17/07/1942
CasualtiesLAC ?
AircraftSupermarine Walrus Mk I L2179
Took off fromHelensburgh, Argyll
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationSea off Helensburgh
Incident detailsAircraft flown by test pilot of MAEE. Landed on water wheels-down and sank. LAC ? presumed drowned, three others including Sqn Ldr P.R. Hatfield, TP, survived


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