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Mosquito Pathfinders by Philip West. (AP)


Mosquito Pathfinders by Philip West. (AP)

Groundcrew busy themselves readying their de Havilland Mosquito as the aircrew head out towards the aeroplane for yet another mission to a high value target over occupied Europe during WW2. Their dangerous job as Pathfinders is to accurately mark and bomb the target for the main heavy bomber force. It required great skill in navigation, airmanship and courage. The Mosquito proved to be a real thoroughbred and ideal for many varied combat sorties so earning the nick-name The Wooden Wonder.
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Limited edition of 40 artist proofs.

Paper size 27 inches x 18 inches (69cm x 46cm) OConnor, E
Brown, Les
Dunford, Ted
Waite, Doug
+ Artist : Philip West


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MosquitoUsed as a night fighter, fighter bomber, bomber and Photo-reconnaissance, with a crew of two, Maximum speed was 425 mph, at 30,300 feet, 380mph at 17,000ft. and a ceiling of 36,000feet, maximum range 3,500 miles. the Mosquito was armed with four 20mm Hospano cannon in belly and four .303 inch browning machine guns in nose. Coastal strike aircraft had eight 3-inch Rockets under the wings, and one 57mm shell gun in belly. The Mossie at it was known made its first flight on 25th November 1940, and the mosquito made its first operational flight for the Royal Air Force as a reconnaissance unit based at Benson. In early 1942, a modified version (mark II) operated as a night fighter with 157 and 23 squadron's. In April 1943 the first De Haviland Mosquito saw service in the Far east and in 1944 The Mosquito was used at Coastal Command in its strike wings. Bomber Commands offensive against Germany saw many Mosquitos, used as photo Reconnaissance aircraft, Fighter Escorts, and Path Finders. The Mosquito stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1955. and a total of 7781 mosquito's were built.

Aviation History Timeline : 21st February
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21February1930Heinrich Kroll, a WW1 Ace with 30.00 victories, died on this day
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Sub Lt.T. V. Worrall of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O L. G. H. Kells of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. S. Gilders of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. K. Brown of 242 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Hauptmann Edmund Daser of 1./Kampfgeschwader 40 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21February1945 Harold Whitmore of 339th Fighter Group, 361st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
21February1971James Knowles, a WW1 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
21February1994General Johannes Steinhoff, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
21February1994Johannes Steinhoff, a WW2 Ace with 176.00 victories, died on this day
21February1994Knight's Cross recipient Johannes Steinhoff of 4./Jagdgeschwader 52 died on this day
21February1999Air Master Sergeant Eino Ilmari Juutilainen, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
21February1999Eino Juutilainen, a WW2 Ace with 94.17 victories, died on this day
21February2010Bob Doe, a WW2 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day
21February2010Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. F. T. Doe of 234 & 238 Squadrons, Passed away.
21February2010Wing Commander Bob Doe, DSO, DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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