Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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Date23/07/1942
CasualtiesMr R.H. Carew, 1 CRU TP
AircraftSupermarine Spitfire Mk V AA874
Took off fromCowley, Oxfordshire
Purpose of flightnot known
Incident locationCumnor, Oxfordshire
Incident detailsAircraft climbed into a very black cloud about 5min after take-off. Moments later it emerged, diving at high speed straight into the ground


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