Joe Beckett Thompson

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Sgt Thompson was from Brookhill,Magheragall,Lisburn.He died in a mid air collision between 2 Blenheim bombers over the Bristol channel whilst testing the very early version of airborne interception radar.He was washed ashore 2 weeks after this collision, and now lies in the churchyard at Magheragall.He had a lifelong fascination for aircraft and studied at Lisburn Technical College.

Added by: Alistair Payne on 30th July 2010.


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