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 Thunderbolt HD111



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  10 Aug 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt I Serial Number  HD111
Unit  146 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Yelahanka Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt Geffrey Stephen CUMBERLAND*(1623541)
Details Sgt Cumberland who has been with the squadron for only a few days spun in immediately after take off and was killed. Buried the next day at Hosur Road Cemetary Plot 6 Row 9 Grave 2. [AB}: Control lost, dived into ground 4m SW of Yelahanka. Made a steep turn to port which bought him close to leader. Attempted to take up position by a climbing vertical turn, lost control and crashed.
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