Hawker Tempest Mk. V EJ530

On the 18th July 1944, Wing Commander Chris Hartley in his Tempest EJ530 was involved in a mid-air collision with a Mosquito; possibly NFXIII (HK471) piloted by Flt/Sgt M.F. Hoare and Flt/Sgt E.L. Bishop of No 264 Squadron. Chris Hartley baled out and was injured on landing, the Mosquito crew were sadly lost.

Tempest EJ530 crashed at Broadoak, Heathfield, Sussex.

 

The part below from EJ530 was acquired by Douglas Kellett, and this instrument part is probably from the Tempest's compass.

 

 

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Photo & text:
Douglas Kellett