Warfare in Pictures Gallery
From top left: Sergeant Nigel Coupe, Corporal Jake Hartley and Private Anthony Frampton. From bottom left: Private Christopher Kershaw, Private Daniel Wade and Private Daniel Wilford [Pictures: Iain Hamer, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]
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Dates in History
First flight of the de Havilland Mosquito
25th November 1940
The de Havilland Mosquito was a British combat aircraft that excelled in versatility during the Second World War.
Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, the Mosquito adapted to many other roles during the air war where it saw service in the European theatre, the Pacific theatre of Operations and the Mediterranean Theater, including: low to medium altitude daytime tactical bomber, high altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike and fast photo reconnaissance aircraft carrying out aerial reconnaissance.
Mosquito: Menacing the Reich
(Hardback - 320 pages)
by Martin Bowman
'On 15 November it came suddenly out of nowhere inches above the hangars with a crackling thunderclap of twin Merlins. As we watched, bewitched, it was flung about the sky in a beyond belief display for a bomber that could out perform any fighter. Well-bred whisper of a touch down,…
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