de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk VI

Guttman, Jon
July 2008
Military History;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p23
The article describes the prototype Mosquito warplane built by Geoffrey de Havilland. De Havilland built the D.H. 98 Mosquito as a private venture, basing it on his composite wood D.H. 88 Comet. The PR.Mk I, the first Mosquito variant to enter service, conducted its maiden photoreconnaissance sortie on September 18, 1941. Mosquitoes carried out surgical bombing strikes on Gestapo headquarters throughout occupied Europe and became legendary for their disruption of a propaganda speech by Hermann Göring.


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