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    Default Crash nr Canterbury about 1954

    Has anyone knowledge of a crash just outside Canterbury Kent, about 1952-6. Single engined jet flying eastwards crashed beside the A257 roughly near the Bekesbourne turning, now the area of the City campsite approx TR17576

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    A United States Sabre crashed Aug 23 1954 at Littlebourn near Canterbury

    Another crashed Old Buckenham Norfolk same day

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    the one you are looking for is...

    540823 crawford, william w. F-86f 52-5420 canterbury 2 mi e, england 406 fire in flight


    the other one is..

    540823 weston, ralph v. F-86a 49-1183 attleborough 3 mi sw, england 81 hit ground in flight

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    Sounds right many thanks

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    Anything on unit or base?

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    Base was Manston

    Unit was 513 Fighter Bomber Sqn 406 Fighter Bomber Group
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 30th July 2011 at 10:50.

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    many thanks

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