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    Hi,

    I would like to know the mark et the code of this Mosquito N.M.241.

    Thank you in anticipation

    Philippe


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    Hello Philippe,

    Did you mean MM241? NM241 was an Airspeed Oxford.

    Robert

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    Bonsoir,

    I beg you pardon. Yes you are right : I think I didn't read the good code : MM 241. I have to correct my database immediatly.
    Excuse me
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    Philippe

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    On Nov.18 1944 my father flew an operation to Munster in that aircraft & his logbook records MM241 as Bar S. It was with 109 Squadron, so it would have appeared as HS-S with a bar over the S.
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    Hello,

    Mosquito B.IX MM421, also flew with No.105 Sqn., as GB-H - 28-1-1945 (to No.109 Sqn). On 1 February (1945), Duisburg, Ludwigshaven and Mainz were visited and F/O Tom P. Lawrenson and F/O Dudley W. Allen in ML924:C-Bar, accompanied by F/L F. A. Taylor with P/O F. S. Copestake DFM in MM421:H, carried out a 'spoof' on Mannheim, where they dropped one red TI on a Gee release, and then carried on to Stuttgart to do an Oboe run, dropping one 500lb MC bomb and another on Gee.

    See: Mosquito Thunder/Scott. pp.174 & 196.

    Col.
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    Default Re: Which Mosquito N.M.241 ?

    Dear Col Bruggy,
    F/Lt. Frank Arthur Taylor & Frederick S. Copestake, according to the 105 Squadron ORBs for 1 Mar 1945 (which are of course not infallible) gives the aircraft number as MM241 NOT MM421 (mis-typing I presume) so your reply to David Wallace is still valid! Indeed from the ORBs, they certainly were flying with F/O Tom P. Lawrenson and F/O Dudley W. Allen attacking Mannheim & Stuttgart. Your info looks as though it's from a log book, the ORBs simply state, both primaries attacked successfully.

    Fred Copestake by the way was my Mother's 1st cousin. Unfortunately, I don't have Fred's log book and I don't know who does, unless it was given to Hendon when Fred's ex-Wife died.

    cjseamoggy
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    Default Re: Which Mosquito N.M.241 ?

    The DH98 list shows this: “MM421 FBVI 418 Missing from night intruder to Greifiswald 10.5.44”. It was a MK VI and was only with 418 Squadron which was an intruder squadron. The list shows “MM241 BIX 109/105/109/TFU SOC 22.11.46”

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