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Last updated: 5 May 2020
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Date:19-DEC-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI
Owner/operator:464 Sqn RAAF
Registration: NT143
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:middle of the Siegfried Line 200 yards from the village of Kesfeld. -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Thorney Island, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mosquito NT143 T/o at 17:40 hrs on the night of 18/19th December 1944, being one of 17 aircraft from the squadron detailed to bomb road and rail junctions in the Ruhr area, Germany. NT143 failed to return from the mission. the aircraft crashed in the middle of the Siegfried Line 200 yards from the village of Kesfeld.19.12.1944
Crew:
F/Lt (Aus40005) Geoffrey Adamson CURRY (pilot) RAAF - killed
F/Sgt (Aus424701) William Russell McAULIFFE (nav.) RAAF - killed
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Sources:

https://www.awm.gov.au//catalogue/research_centre/pdf/rc09125z014_1.pdf

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
http://www.raafdb.com/view_aircraft.asp?id=1038


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Oct-2011 11:30 Nepa Added
05-May-2014 06:10 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2014 16:27 J.Paco Updated [Narrative]
09-Sep-2015 08:02 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
12-Feb-2019 19:01 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative, Operator]

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