The story of BOAC’s ‘Ball-bearing Run' missions

Between 1943 to 1945, a number of de Havilland Mosquitos were operated by the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) to carry vital supplies of cargo from Sweden to Britain

In 1943, the de Havilland Mosquito FB VI was selected for vital wartime 'fast freight service' missions between RAF Leuchars in Scotland, and Bromma Airport near Stockholm. The type’s high performance and versatility made it a suitable candidate to replace the slower, cumbersome Armstrong Whitworth Whitleys, Lockheed Lodestars and Lockheed Hudsons, which had initially fulfilled the role.

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