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Photo Reconnaissance Mosquito by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
Prelude to Peace by Ronald Wong.
Mosquito Aces of World War Two.
Night Hawks by Philip West.
|The Aircraft :|
|Mosquito||Used as a night fighter, fighter bomber, bomber and Photo-reconnaissance, with a crew of two, Maximum speed was 425 mph, at 30,300 feet, 380mph at 17,000ft. and a ceiling of 36,000feet, maximum range 3,500 miles. the Mosquito was armed with four 20mm Hospano cannon in belly and four .303 inch browning machine guns in nose. Coastal strike aircraft had eight 3-inch Rockets under the wings, and one 57mm shell gun in belly. The Mossie at it was known made its first flight on 25th November 1940, and the mosquito made its first operational flight for the Royal Air Force as a reconnaissance unit based at Benson. In early 1942, a modified version (mark II) operated as a night fighter with 157 and 23 squadron's. In April 1943 the first De Haviland Mosquito saw service in the Far east and in 1944 The Mosquito was used at Coastal Command in its strike wings. Bomber Commands offensive against Germany saw many Mosquitos, used as photo Reconnaissance aircraft, Fighter Escorts, and Path Finders. The Mosquito stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1955. and a total of 7781 mosquito's were built.|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley T4145 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Whitley was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Waterhuizen near Groningen in Holland. )|
|452nd Bomb Group added to the squadrons database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Group Captain Dennis David :|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Helmut Eberspacher : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated|
|New victory claim added : Ju88 claimed on 10th May 1940 by John Evelyn Scoular of No.73 Sqn RAF|
|1st Lieutenant John H Fetzer Jr added to aircrew database :|
The pilot of P-47 The Madam, he served with the 365th from August 1943 until the end of the war. Flying missions on D-Day he took off in the darkness of the early hours, destroying a number of armoured vehicles including a Tiger tank.
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD753 :|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : 1st Lieutenant Matt Ruper : Squadrons updated (added 386th Fighter Squadron), Squadron service dates updated|
|New victory claim added : Me109 claimed on 14th May 1942 by Squadron Leader A. R. H. Barton of No.126 Sqn RAF|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim L9386 :|
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