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    Default DH Mosquito FB.VI identity

    Can anyone help with the identity of a Mosquito VI with nose art on the crew entry door. The art is a naked female with the words 'get up them stairs' to her left.

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    427 Squadron had a Lancaster with a similar name, PA260. Was this a quote from a radio show or movie of the time?

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    I can remember the phrase from my childhood in the early 50s, so the show must have been popular. However, many of the comic books available in the 50s were recycled material, and the radio comedians would have been largely the same.

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    Mossie identified by fellow forumite in a PM - HJ678, UP-T of 605 Squadron. Thanks.

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    Hello,

    Mosquito FB.VI HJ678 never served with No.605 Sqn. I think your informant probably mean't Mosquito FB.VI HJ768.

    HJ678 was lost as follows:

    8-7-1843
    No.23 Sqn.
    Mosquito FB.VI HJ678 "C"

    Took off Luqa, 0345, for Night Intruder. Aircraft received, and acknowledged, diversion to Catania, but failed to return.

    1219442 F/Sgt (Pilot) Bernard John DAY RAFVR +
    1480152 Sgt (Nav.) Sidney Wilson SALKELD RAFVR +

    Both commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

    Col.

    PS. Having a good look NePa ?
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 17th January 2013 at 14:41.

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