Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk IV DZ435, Friday 7 January 1944
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Date:Friday 7 January 1944
Time:22:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk IV
Owner/operator:109 Sqn RAF
Registration: DZ435
MSN: HS-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Narborough, 6miles north-west of Swaffham, Norfolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Marham
Narrative:
Mosquito DZ435: Took off at 19:30 hrs for an operation against Hamburg. 07/01/1944
On return to base, collided with a tree and crashed nr crossroads at Narborough at 22:45 hrs.
Crew:-
P/O (Aus/402571) Charles Robert Gordon GRANT (pilot) RAAF - ok
F/O (Aus/403514) Keith Frederick HYNES (nav.) RAAF - ok

F/O Hynes was later killed on 18/19 October 1944, still with 109 Squadron. Mosquito MM178.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txt
2. ORB 109 Sqn RAF
3. Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2012 00:37 Nepa Added
06-Mar-2012 00:55 Nepa Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2014 05:04 wilbur Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
22-Jun-2015 03:29 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2015 19:53 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2015 19:55 King T. Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
18-Mar-2016 10:16 Wilbur Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2018 10:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]
25-Apr-2019 15:16 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]
13-May-2019 20:33 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Operator]
28-Aug-2021 09:58 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
24-Oct-2021 18:31 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative, Operator]
22-Nov-2021 18:44 grapeshot418 Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Jan-2024 07:50 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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