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CasualtiesMr E.L. Oakley, Photographer; Mr J.W. Parsons, Photographer
AircraftHandley Page Hampden Mk I P4354
Took off fromBoscombe Down, Wiltshire
Purpose of flightAir-to-air photographic sortie with Brewster Buffalo Mk I AS430
Incident locationBower Chalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Incident detailsBoth pilots escaped by parachute after their aircraft collided

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