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Hatley Mosquito MM578

Location: Cockayne Hatley, 31st March, 1944

Pilot: F/Lt George Edward Hill RAF
Navigator: P/O WG Allen DFM RAFVR

De Havilland Mosquito.

The aircraft, designation MM578 of 13 Maintenance Unit, lost a wing whilst diving during a test flight and crashed near the village killing both its occupants. There are suggestions it was involved in a mock dog fight with an American B17 at the time.