De Havilland Mosquito

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Title

De Havilland Mosquito

Description

Photo 1 is a port side ground view.
Photo 2 is a starboard side ground view.

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Format

Two b/w photographs on an album page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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PThomasAF20080024

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[Photograph]

[Photograph]

de Havilland Mosquito.
The Mosquito was developed as a private venture using de Havilland’s unique wooden structure (stressed skins of plywood sandwiched around a balsa wood core), & first flew in November 1940. The Mosquito proved to be the best twin engined aircraft of the war & was employed as a day fighter, a night fighter, a reconnaisance [sic] aircraft & a bomber. In the latter role it carried a 4000lb bomb to Berlin night after night whenever the weather was flyable. Exported to many countries including; Australia, Canada, Iran, Lithuania, New Zealand, Spain & many Imperial possessions, the photo-reconnaisance [sic] type was also supplied to the U.S.A.

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Citation

“De Havilland Mosquito,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23290.

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