Spitfire Mk 1a R7202 on Darden Rig,

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 Pilot was Sgt H R E Moureaux FFAF,

Crashed on 03/02/1943,

From 57 OTU, Eshott Airfield,

Hit hill during low flying.1


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Spitfire Mk XIV NH700 below Dove Crag

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F/O Jacob Wilhelm van Hamel RAF, aged 23
322 Squadron

11th April 1944.

Took off from RAF Acklington at 15.50 hours on an altitude test. Squadron records show they were experiencing difficulties converting to the new mark of Spitfire, one of these difficulties being the oxygen system. It is believed that oxygen supply failure caused the pilot to black out and the Spitfire entered an uncontrolled inverted dive into the hillside below Dove Crag.2

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1 -Derek Walton(1999)Northumberland Aviation Diary
2 -Chris Davies(2013)Almost Forgotten: The Search for Aviation Accidents in Northumberland