Wednesday, 18 June 2008

DeHavilland Mosquito Mk. VI HX862

DeHavilland Mosquito Mk. VI HX862
Mosquito: Drum
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

On the night of 25/9/44, a Mosquito from 60OTU flew into the ridge of Mt. Drum. The photo shows one of a number of fair-sized bits left in a grassy gully there. Not sure what this is, though it was found close to the remains of a prop. (We have since been advised by Alan of PDAAR that it is a gearbox which steps up the engine revs to feed the supercharger)

There is not as much wreckage left as there was in the seventies, according to our correspondent. We were particularly disappointed not to find the cannon which were there in '71.

Location: SH 71621 69138

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6 comments:

melvyn hewlett said...

hi i was just wondering if anyone
had any information on who the pilot was
thanks
melv

Sean said...

not us-anyone else?

mossielover said...

hi all where would the best place be to find out any info on this mosquito
thanks
melv

Sean said...

Not sure, melv, previously invited comments but no reply. How about Kew?

mossielover said...

hi, sorry wot is kew? Sean

Sean said...

National Archives:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

They can let you see the original crash report