Thunder & Lightnings

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Date21/10/1942
CasualtiesMr. Phillip Edward Gerald Sayer OBE (Gloster Aircraft CTP)
AircraftHawker Typhoon Mk IB R7867
Took off fromAcklington, Northumberland
Purpose of flightThe aircraft was engaged on tests of a gunsight involving gun firing into Druridge Bay Ranges, along with Typhoon R7861
Incident locationProbably Druridge Bay, Northumberland
Incident detailsMr Sayer never returned, and neither did the other aircraft. It was considered likely that the two aircraft may have collided over the bay.


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