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Anyone with information of any aircraft that came to grief whilst operating out of Martlesham can you place them here please

20th July 1960 Chipmunk T10 WD305 was written off [Cat 5] after hitting an obstruction whilst taxiing on the airfield

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Prince Obolensky, a Russian Prince joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 and was trained as a Pilot Officer and served with number 54 Squadron, sadly after a sortie in Hawker Hurricane Mark 1 his aircraft L1946 hit a ditch at the end of the runway. He was thrown forward and was killed he was aged 24 and is buried in Ipswich New Cemetery A statue stands in his memory in Cromwell Square, Ipswich celebrating his success as an England Rugby player 



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August 14th 1921 a Bristol Braemar Serial C4297 crashed on take off and hit a hangar during trials, Pilot F/Lt O.M. Sutton and Onserver AC1 C. Sheridan sadly died

Photo and Performance details can be found here

http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/FarnikClement/9304.htm

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December 8th 1926 A Gloster Gamec0ck J7891 crashed whilst balancing its elevators a few minutes after take off, the pilot F/Lt G Wheatley was sadly killedDATE: December 8, 1926


January 23rd 1928 a Blackburn Turc0ck was performing a 'level speed trial' when it crashed the pilot F/Off H C G Dauncey was sadly killed


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April 19th 1937, the prototype Vickers Wellington K4049 crashed after undertaking diving trials at Waldringfield, the pilot was able to escape but the observer Aircraftsman G P Southwaite sadly was killed

July 22nd, 1937 a Miles Magister L5012 crashed into The North Sea the pilot F/Lt E W Simmonds drowned after a mix up between an ASR launch and a Ferry as to who was going to the rescue



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