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    Default 1483 Gunnery Flight Accident

    Can anyone supply details of the accident in which W/O J M Tew was killed whilst flying a Hurricane? The date I have is 11-3-44. I believe 1483 was stationed at Newmarket.
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    Hello,

    11-3-1944
    No.1688 Bomber (Defence) Training Flight (ex- No.1483 (Bombing) Gunnery Flight).
    Hurricane IIC LF426
    Air Test

    Took off Newmarket and shortly before 1430, it was seen formating on an Oxford trainer. It seems that W/O Tew RAAF broke off, banked steeply, lost control and failed to recover before his Hurricane hit the ground and burst into flames near Weltmore Farm in Norfolk. From Toowoomba in Queensland, he was buried at 1430 hours on 16 March in Cambridge City Cemetery. An inauspicious start for the unit, which had formed earlier in the day.

    AUS404725 W/O Jack Murray TEW RAAF +

    See: BCL8/214

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 28th November 2011 at 16:21.

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    Very many thanks and so quick.
    Much appreciated.
    Bob

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