Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

"...and everywhere the
blue sky belongs to them
and is their appointed rest
and their native country"
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Search 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000+

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

Do you have a correction to make, or a link or image you'd like added to this page? Contact me if so. If you'd like to add a public comment you can do so below.