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History Air Crashes of WWII

Allied - Armstrong Whitworth Albermarle V1711

REF NR: 1947

An Albermarle from 295 Squadron, based at Hurn, in bad visibility crashed into the high are of the St Catherine's Down. The pilot, Flt Lt. Kingdon, Flt Sgts. Muddeman, Bishop and Hulme escaped unhurt - however Flt Sgt. Knowles suffered an injury during the crash. The Bristol aeroplane company Armstrong Whitworth designed and developed this twin engine bomber in 1938. It went into service initially as a reconnaissance bomber, however it did not prove a great success and was eventually put into better service as a glider tug and paratrooper transport aircraft. Like the Mosquito, it had a great deal of light alloy and wood used in its construction technique, thus allowing the construction processes to be spread over a wide number of companies and building locations.




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