Tempest NV661 (Target Tug) recovered from ditching at sea off Sylt 1954

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Tempest TT.5 NV661 (Target Tug) crashed in sea after engine failure off island of Sylt in 1954. The engine was removed before the plane was tipped on its end.

This photo is posted with permission of the owner Cyril Ebbage, who was part of the RAF Aircraft Salvage Team.

 

 

Comment by Chris Thomas:

This is the last Tempest to be written off in an accident, 25 June 1954, F/Sgt E.J.Ledwidge ok.

 

 

Photo:

Dennis and Cyril Ebbage

Text:

Dennis and Cyril Ebbage

Chris Thomas