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    Default two Mosquitos 305Sqn April 1945

    Hello,

    today I'm looking for further informations about the following two Mosquitos.

    Thanks for your kind help!

    5.-6. Apr 1945
    305 Sqn 2nd TAF
    Mosquito VI HR191 SM-T
    Op: Night Intruder
    F/L Pilot G A Barker RCAF +, 11.B.5
    Sgt Navigator G E Arthur +, 11.B.6
    T/o for a night intruder mission to Deventer. Both airmen rest in Becklingen War Cemetery.

    7. Apr 1945
    305 Sqn 2nd TAF
    Mosquito VI NT227 SM-M
    Op: Night Intruder
    S/L Pilot P H C Hanbury DFC and Bar +, 19.A.13
    F/L Navigator J P Hart DFC +, 19.A.12
    T/o for a night intruder mission to Bremen. Both airmen rest in Becklingen War Cemetery.

    regards

    Steve

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    Hi Steve

    For the Hanbury aircraft I have SZ998 not NT227. The mosquito file states that NT227 was hit by flak on day intruder over NW Germany 22.2.45 and not repaired.

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    Hi Amrit,

    of course you right - the serial is SZ998.

    Thanks for the correction!

    Steve

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    Mosquito: I found a little bit for you, don't know if you can use the information. I'll try my best to translate it to English.

    5/6 April 1945, 2nd Tactical Air Force.
    Bombers. 97 Mosguito's where send to attack railroads, wich located in central Germany to the northern Frontline. And for armed reconizing above NW Germany. by 94 planes there where dropped 33 ton brisant bombs. Two Mosguito's dit not returned.
    "on the losses lists there is only reported an missing of an Mosquito of Squadron No. 305 (Polish) with F/O. Barker as pilot. for so far as they know, did he not came down in Holland."

    If you want I could scan the dutch text and send it to yo're e-mail.

    Best wishes.

    Remy,
    Netherlands

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    Hello Remy,

    thanks for your answer.

    These are the new informations I have:

    Mosquito SZ998 (Hanbury/Hart) crashed ca. 0030 between the village of Hoope and Bruckkamp forest near the Reichsstr. 3 (today Bundesstr. 3). The village is located near Bergen N Celle. Both airmen were first buried in the Bergen Cemetery. Now they rest in Becklingen War Cemetery. Cause of the crash is still unknown.


    I have reason to believe that Mosquito VI HR191 SM-T Crashed in 0230 in the vicinity of Rotenburg (Wümme). I will try to get more informations about the crash.

    regards

    Steve
    Last edited by Mosquito; 8th December 2007 at 07:56.

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