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Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:24-APR-1944
Time:23:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito NF.Mk II
Owner/operator:239 Squadron Royal Air Force (239 Sqn RAF)
Registration: DZ309
C/n / msn: HB-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF stn West Raynham, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF West Raynham
Narrative:
24-APR-1944
Sixteen Mosquitoes (seven from 141 and nine from 239), of which only twelve took-off (six from each unit) were detailed to carry out Serrate / AI patrols in support of bombers who were attacking Karlsruhe. Nine aircraft successfully completed their sorties without event and all except one landed at Woodbridge on the return. 24/25.4.1944
The other three returned early:
141 'B' – radar u/s,
239 Sqn Mosquito ???? (“HB-M”) – (T/o at 23:40 hrs for op.Karlsruhe) directional gyro u/s.
239 Sqn Mosquito DZ293 (“HB-N”) – engine trouble and oxygen failure,
Crew:
P/O HILDEBRAND (pilot) RCAF - Ok
F/O LEAHY (nav.) RAFVR - Ok


Sources:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
ORB 239 Sqn RAF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-May-2018 15:11 Nepa Added
22-Aug-2018 14:13 Nepa Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]

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