Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI HR126, Wednesday 2 August 1944
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Date:Wednesday 2 August 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI
Owner/operator:333 (Norw.) Sqn RAF
Registration: HR126
MSN: 3-S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Sea off the Norwegian coast between Lindesnes and Stavanger. -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Sumburgh, Shetland Islands
Destination airport:
Mosquito HR126/S: Took off at 12:25 hrs for Day Mission over Norway coast. 02/08/1944
Attack on U-boats U-771 and U-1163 near Lindesnes.
On 2 August, U-1163 and an accompanying U-boat, U-771 were traveling on the surface from Stavanger to Kristiansand and had the protection of surface escorts as well. Yet despite all of the measures, two Mosquitos (E/333 and S/333) attacked the two U-boats near Lindesnes with deep-water bombs.
Mosquito HR126/S: Hit mast attacking ship off Obrestad and was shot down by german AA fire during the attack and crashed in sea off the Norwegian coast between Lindesnes and Stavanger.
Fnr. (N.156) Aksel Reidar EIKEMO (pilot) RNoAF - killed
Kvm. (N.1122) Claus HARR (nav.) RNoAF - killed


2.ORB 333 Sqdn RAF

Revision history:

30-Mar-2010 11:48 Nepa Added
22-Nov-2011 12:47 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2014 13:00 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
21-Aug-2015 10:13 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
26-Sep-2015 13:09 Angel dick one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
20-Apr-2019 19:22 Nepa Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative, Operator]
13-Feb-2022 23:21 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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