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 Colchester Diving Club salvaging Typhoon which had ditched in the River Blackwater during WW2. A section of the wing resting on the mud. The conger eel was living in the wing.

Typhoon No. R.8895 was based at Bradwell Bay. It ditched in the River Blackwater 22 March 1944, after the engine over-revved on take-off and the pilot could not make height. The pilot, Flt Sgt R.W. Pottinger, was ...
Cat1 War-->World War 2

Colchester Diving Club salvaging Typhoon which had ditched in the River Blackwater during WW2. A section of the wing resting on the mud. The conger eel was living in the wing.
Typhoon No. R.8895 was based at Bradwell Bay. It ditched in the River Blackwater 22 March 1944, after the engine over-revved on take-off and the pilot could not make height. The pilot, Flt Sgt R.W. Pottinger, was rescued.

2016 - there are two heritage projects running that are dedicated to the Hawker Typhoon. www.hawker-typhoon.com/ in the UK and www.typhoonlegacy.com in Canada.
Date: 1971      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Karen Kallaby
Image ID CDC_TYP_019
Category 1 War-->World War 2


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.