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Chance Vought Corsair Mk.II (F4U-1D) JT461 / 7C of No.1841 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, crashed close to the cliffs of Enegars on the Isle of Hoy, Orkney, on the 11th July 1944
Edward de Aluton Hewetson
Sub Lieutenant RNZNVR
The aircraft was being flown from RNAS Hatson near Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, to the aircraft carrier HMS Formidable when it flew into the cloud covered high ground above Enegars. It was a week before the weather cleared and the wreckage was located.