Mosquito Mayhem: de Havilland’s Wooden Wonder in Action in by Martin W. Bowman

By Martin W. Bowman

“The flak begun approximately 4 or 5 mins prior to the objective and instantly it was once obvious that it was once excessive and very exact. Oboe entailed the pilot flying lifeless instantly and point for ten mins at the assault run. all at once a huge flash lit up the sky approximately 50 yards sooner than our nostril and precisely at our altitude. inside of a 10th of a moment we have been in the course of the cloud of soiled yellowish-brown smoke and into the blackness past. I shall always remember the spontaneous response of either my pilot and myself. We became our heads slowly and seemed lengthy and deep into one another’s eyes - no note was once spoken - no phrases have been needed.” The Mosquito used to be most likely international struggle II’s so much flexible wrestle plane. This ebook comprises hundreds of thousands of firsthand debts from a few of the two–man crews who flew in them; pilots and navigators. It portrays the dramatic studies of flying in its many jobs as pathfinder, evening fighter, reconnaissance plane, precision bombing and low-level floor assault airplane. It describes the various RAF’s such a lot audacious raids on top yet tough pursuits the place carpet bombing by way of heavy bombers used to be prone to be useless and reason pointless casualties to civilians. it's a impressive checklist of the plane and the lads that flew them.

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