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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A P-51 Mustang (VQ-R) fitted with a Merlin engine flipped on to its nose during a test flight at Bovingdon airbase on the 13th of March 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '13/3/44. Mustang X. VQ-R.' On reverse: Rolls-Royce Copyright [Stamp].


  • Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway. ...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:19 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection