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Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk IV
Owner/operator:692 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron Royal Air Force (692 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Sqn RAF)
Registration: DZ649
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Heinerscheid, Clervaux Canton. -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Graveley, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Mosquito DZ649: During the night of 26-27 May 1944, the RAF BC flew no big raid but only minor operations: three small raids by 30 Mosquitoes to Ludwigshafen, 11 to railway yards at Aachen and 8 to Lison, 7 Serrate patrols, and 42 aircraft minelaying off Dutch, Belgian and French coasts. Two Mosquitoes did not return from Ludwigshafen, and their crew were killed.
One of them was the Mosquito DZ694. It crashed in the early hours of the 27th in the vicinity of Heinerscheid and Hupperdange, two small villages in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, some 35 km NNW of Diekirch. The aircraft was intercepted by the night fighter crew of Fw. Rauer/Fw. Weber of the 3./NJG 1 who had left Venlo airfield (the Netherlands) at 23:40 hrs in Heinkel He 219 A-0 G9+DL.
F/O (J/15874) Thomas Campbell McGOWAN (pilot) RCAF - Killed 
F/Lt (49100) Cyril Samuel BRADFORD (nav.) RAF - Killed


2.ORB 692 Sqdn RAF
3."RAF Bomber Command losses, vol 5. Aircraft and Crews Losses 1944", by W R Chorley,
5.Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three
"The Bomber Command War Diaries", by Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt, ISBN 1-85780-033-8

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Revision history:

21-Jan-2010 01:01 NePa Added
05-Jun-2013 06:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2014 14:18 Paix Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2015 18:48 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2017 14:01 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 21:05 Nepa Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative, Operator]
02-Oct-2020 19:23 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2020 22:19 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]
31-Aug-2021 19:22 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]
06-Sep-2021 21:34 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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