The Mosquito took part in some of the most famous and daring low-level daylight precision strikes during World War Two. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story
Possessing excellent all-round performance, the Mosquito became a workhorse for many diverse tasks during World War Two. One of these was low-flying, daytime pinpoint attacks against specific targets in Occupied Europe.
The Mosquito’s admirable speed and handling at low altitude, together with its ability to carry a useful bomb load over considerable distances, made it the ideal fighter-bomber for just this sort of high-value targeting. Indeed, the Mosquito proved to be a far better and more powerful warplane than the aircraft types that it replaced in this role, notably the Bristol Blenheim.