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    Default PZ258 Mosquito 107 Squadron 8/03/1945

    Hi !

    This flak-damaged Mosquito made a belly-landing at Melsbroek (Belgium) on March 8,1945.
    Who can supply me the names + fate of the crew ?

    Many thanks and best regards

    Luc

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    PZ258 (Source Air Britain) Crew survived.

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    Hi Luc

    The following information is taken from the 107 Sqn ORB. For PZ258 P

    Date; 21/22 February 1945. Took off 138 Wing B.L.A. Out 0304, Returned 0610.
    Bomb Load:- 2X500LB GP. TD. 12 Secs bombs and two cluster of Flares.

    Operation in Area 2: Coesfeld Dorsten Wesel Bocholt Borken.

    Pilot; 182170, F/O Frederick David Hawkins, DFC (LG 29/6/1945:3406). 183345, Nav; P/O Ernest Peter Waring. DFC. (LG 29/6/1945:3406)

    F/O Hawkins (Pilot) was hit by Flak in area 2 and returned to base with no Hydraulics or Lighting and C.S.U. U/S. on being diverted to Brussels he made a successful belly Landing.

    Pel

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    Default PZ258 Mosquito 107 Squadron 8/03/1945

    Hi Pel and John,

    Many thanks for your replies - this is all the information I was looking for !

    Best regards from sunny Belgium

    Luc

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    Hi, my Grandad was also a navigator on this Mosquito with 107 Squadron. Has anyone got any pictures of PZ258. This would be fantastic if there were some available?

    please help 🌟

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