TITLE

de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk VI

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Jon
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
35572128

 

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