JUNGLE WARRIORS

The Mosquito saw its final action of World War Two with No 110 Squadron over the steamy Burmese jungle

Two Mosquito FBVIs of No 110 Squadron prepare to take off from Joari for a sortie against Japanese communications deep inside Burma.
G. J. THOMAS

NO 110 SQUADRON

On 6 November 1944, No 110 Squadron, based at Yelahanka near Bangalore in India under the leadership of Wg Cdr Arthur ‘Soapy’ Saunders, became equipped with the Mosquito FBVI. Intended for long-range interdiction work during the advance into Burma, it was soon discovered that the bonding glue used on the aircraft’s wooden structure was unsuitable for the conditions, and so the type was withdrawn.

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