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Test Flying Memorial

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CasualtiesFlt Lt J.C.M. Hawley, P; Capt F. Bradley, P (USAAC); Sgt P. Black, Obs; Sgt J.G. Garwood, WOp; Sgt T.J. Wells, AG; Sqn Ldr A.H. Robson, MO; Flt Lt J.B.W. Humpherson DFC, RAF Physiology Lab; Lt W.K. Stewart AFC, Doctor RAF Physiology Lab
AircraftBoeing Flying Fortress Mk I AN522
Took off fromWest Raynham, Norfolk
Purpose of flightHigh-altitude physiological research flight
Incident locationCatterick Bridge, Yorkshire
Incident detailsAircraft entered cumulo-nimbus cloud when control was soon lost and aircraft broke up in a dive from 30,000ft

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