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Thread: The 60 OTU RAF Mosquito DZ-714 lost on 20.08.1943

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    Default The 60 OTU RAF Mosquito DZ-714 lost on 20.08.1943

    Hello
    I've sources which say it was lost on 20 August 1943, a De Havilland Mosquito, DZ714, crashed into the sea near RAF Valley after an emergency landing. The Mosquito was from RAF High Ercall. The crew were safely rescued.
    (http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/24...mosquito-dz714)
    Does anyone have any info about u/t pilot and navigator and further details of the accident, please ?
    Thanks in advance.
    Pavel

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    The aircraft was recorded by RAF Valley in the station ORB:
    August 20th 1943, “A Mosquito aircraft from High Ercall was heard calling on Command Guard frequency in distress as one engine had stopped. He was homed to Valley but unfortunately on landing, overshot the runway and landed on the beach, damaging the aircraft extensively but only small cuts and bruises were sustained by the crew.”

    I do not have anything from the No.60 OTU ORB for this incident.
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Hi
    Thanks for the lightning response. Still remains a mystery. Landing on the beach or sea?
    Cheers, Pavel

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    Probably came to rest in the inter-tidal area of the beach, it has happened a few times at Valley, two of the runways point(ed) onto the adjacent beach. There is a photo out there of Gnat XR544 which ended up on the beach and it is in a small amount of water.
    Alan Clark

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