Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk IV DZ492, Tuesday 9 November 1943
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Date:Tuesday 9 November 1943
Time:21:15
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: DZ492
MSN: HS-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF stn Wyton, Huntingdonshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:RAF Wyton
Narrative:
Mosquito DZ492: Took off at 17:45 hrs for an Bombing operation against Bochum (Ger.). 09/11/1943
Hit by Flak and crash-landed at RAF Wyton. As the aircraft touched down, the tail assembly broke away from the fuselage.
Crew:
F/O (NZ412240) Robert Eric LEIGH (pilot) RNZAF: OK
P/O (148909) John HENDERSON (nav.) RAFVR: OK (NCO:749594 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 27 October, 1942)

Sources:

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

Images:


Mosquito Production list showing DZ492 was a B Mk IV, note Source #1 URL to confirm

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Dec-2009 10:57 NePa Added
07-Dec-2009 12:23 NePa Updated
06-Nov-2011 14:27 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, ]
24-Feb-2012 12:29 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, ]
07-Jul-2014 07:48 Pepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative, ]
04-Aug-2015 11:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative, ]
16-Mar-2016 19:04 Next Updated [Source, Narrative, ]
04-Sep-2018 10:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator, ]
28-Aug-2021 09:41 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative, ]
14-Sep-2021 18:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative, Operator, ]
18-Feb-2022 17:12 grapeshot418 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
29-Jul-2022 06:02 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative, ]
30-Jul-2022 11:07 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator, ]
05-Aug-2022 12:48 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative, ]

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