MOSQUITO STRIKES in Norwegian Waters

GRAHAM PITCHFORK EXAMINES ANTI-SHIPPING ‘OPS’

DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO ANTI-SHIPPING

Arguably the most versatile aircraft of World War Two, the Mosquito began operations in a Coastal Command strike role in October 1943 when 248 Squadron received a pair of Mk.XVIIIs. They were equipped with a single 57mm Molins sixpounder cannon in place of the normal four 20mm cannons in the fuselage, and were known as ‘Tsetse’ Mosquitos.

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