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De Havilland. DH 82A Tiger Moth

De Havilland. Mosquito B Mk. IV srs II

De Havilland. Mosquito FB Mk. VI

De Havilland. Mosquito NF Mk. II

De Havilland. Mosquito NF Mk. 36

Mosquito IVs of 105 Squadron at Marhamn on 11 December 1942. DZ360 'A' failed to return from Termonde on 22 December 1942, and F/Sgt J. E. Cloutier and Sgt A. C. Foxley were both killed in action. DZ353 'E' later served with 139 Squadron, becoming AZ-B of 627 Squadron, but failed to return from Rennes on 8 June 1944 when F/L H. Steere DFM and F/O K. W. 'Windy' Gale DFC RAAF were killed in action. DZ367 'J', flown on the Eindhoven raid by F/I W. N.S. 'Bill' Blessing, failed to return from Berlin on 30 January 1943 and S/L D.F W. Darling DFC and F/O W. Wright were both killed in action. DK336 'P' lost its starboard engine returning from a raid on Copenhagen on 27 January 1943, struck a balloon cable and a tree, and crashed at Yaxham, Norfolk, killing Sgt R. Clare and F/O A. Doyle. DZ378 'K' was damaged on 20 December 1942 after two sorties. DZ379 'H' later joined 139 Squadron at Wyton, and on 17 August 1943, the diversion for the Peenenmunde raid, failed to return from Berlin when it was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Berge, Germany. F/O Cook, the American pilot, from Wichita Falls, Texas, and his navigator, Sgt D.A.H. Dixon, were killed (via Phillip J. Birtles)

464 Squadron at last converted from the Ventura to the Mosquito Mk VI in August 1943. These squadron Moskitos were photographed at Hatfield on 2 June 1944. (de Havilland via Philip J. Birtles)

This famous photograph of 21 Squadron Mosquito jacked up and firing into the butts, taken on 19 December 1944 by James Jarche of Illustrated, was set up especially for the photographer by F/L Good, Armament Officer at Thorney Island. Mosquitos of 464 and 487 Squadrons remainded at Thorney Island until December 1944, while 21 Squadron did not join them on the Continent until February 1945. (via Les Bulmer)