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de Haviland Mosquito FB.VIs in a World War II attack

10 October 2018

World War II combat image of de Haviland Mosquito FB.VIs of 248 Squadron attacking a German ‘M’ Class minesweeper and two trawler-type auxiliaries in the mouth of the Gironde River, off Royan, France, on 12 August 1944. Bombs can be seen straddling the vessel, which later blew up. From mid-1942 to mid-1943, Mosquito bombers flew high-speed, medium or low-altitude daylight missions against factories, railways and other pinpoint targets in Germany and German-occupied Europe—Crown copyright

 

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  1. shortfinals permalink
    10 October 2018 01:02

    Ah! the Mosquito FB.VI…funny you should mention that, since The People’s Mosquitio is starting to build one! https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/thepeoplesmosquito/take-off

    Here is a classic color film of 627 Sqn attacking a German airfield in Occupied Holland with the bomber version of the Mosquito.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      10 October 2018 11:57

      Wonderful Ross 🙂

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