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Gloster Meteor Mk III
Owner/operator:74 (Tiger) Squadron Royal Air Force (74 (Tiger) Sqn RAF)
Registration: EE335
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moreton Crossroads, 2 miles E of RAF Warmwell, Dorset, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Warmwell, Dorset
Destination airport:RAF Warmwell, Dorset
Gloster Meteor Mk.III EE335, 74 (Tiger) Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 2 January 1946: crashed approx 2 miles East of Warmwell airfield, Dorset, close to Moreton Crossroads, after making a low run over the airfield.

The pilot performed a vertical climbing roll directly over the airfield. At the top of the manoeuvre the aircraft entered cloud. It emerged from the cloud in a dive and crashed on the airfield.

Flight Lt (NZ2451) Leonard MILLER RNZAF, aged 27 - buried at Bath Cemetery (Haycombe). Plot 39. Sec. H. Row F. Grave 245. Son of Mathew and Leonora Miller of Auckland, New Zealand.

The pilot had served 5 years in a PoW camp after being shot down on the 20th May 1940 - a tragic story.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft EA100-EZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1988 p 19)
2. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
3. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.21


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Revision history:

19-Aug-2013 18:13 angels one five Added
10-May-2015 16:42 Angel Dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 06:48 pietrzak Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
16-Jul-2019 06:27 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
22-Oct-2019 23:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2019 23:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
27-Sep-2020 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
04-Jul-2021 20:11 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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