Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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CasualtiesMiss D. Robson BSc, RAE Farnborough bombsight technician. NOTE: all six members of the Halifax's operational crew also lost their lives. They were members of 76 Squadron
AircraftHandley Page Halifax Mk V LK681
Took off fromHolme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire
Purpose of flightAir test prior to operations. Miss Robson flew instead of one crew member to check and adjust a new bombsight
Incident locationEnthorpe House, Market Weighton, Yorkshire
Incident detailsThe aircraft impacted high ground in poor visibility

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