Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk IV DZ430,
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Date:Thursday 8 April 1943
Time:22:05
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: DZ430
MSN: HS-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hartford, near RAF stn Wyton, Cambridgeshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mosquito DZ430: Tookoff at 22:02 hrs for an operation against Duisburg (Ger.) 08/04/1943
Crashed almost immediately after take-off from RAF Wyton at 22:05 hrs.
Crew:
F/O (117425) John WALKER (pilot) RAFVR - killed (NCO:1217600 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 16 June, 1942)
F/O (J/6665) Charles Daniel McKENNA (obs) RCAF - killed

Sources:

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

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

31 August 1943 DZ425 109 Sqn RAF 0 Little Friars, Thornes, 1 mile WNW of Swaffham, Norfolk, England w/o
22 October 1943 DZ434 109 Sqn RAF 1 near Bourne, Lincolnshire, England w/o
9 November 1943 DZ492 109 Sqn RAF 0 RAF stn Wyton, Huntingdonshire, England w/o
7 January 1944 DZ435 109 Sqn RAF 0 near Narborough, 6miles north-west of Swaffham, Norfolk, England w/o
6 May 1944 ML958 109 Sqn RAF 2 Herkenbosch - Melick, Limburg. w/o
18 June 1944 ML900 109 Sqn RAF 0 St.Neots, near RAF stn Little Staughton, Huntingdonshire, England w/o
27 December 1944 ML961 109 Sqn RAF 1 Keent, 3km south of Weert, Limburg. w/o

Images:


Mosquito Production list showing DZ430 was a B Mk IV, note Source #1 URL to confirm

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Dec-2009 09:59 NePa Added
31-Oct-2011 13:32 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jul-2014 20:08 MiG15 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Sep-2014 16:44 Siczak Updated [Location]
25-Jul-2015 08:14 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
04-Sep-2018 10:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative, Operator]
03-Apr-2019 18:27 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]
24-Aug-2021 19:51 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2021 11:02 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative, Operator]
12-Feb-2022 17:20 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
16-Feb-2022 20:23 grapeshot418 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Photo]
29-Jul-2022 06:04 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2022 22:03 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
05-Aug-2022 13:07 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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