ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121894
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Narrative:Mosquito ‘Q’ HR 632 of 248 Sqn RAF located at RAF Station, Banff, Scotland, was one
de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk.VI
|Operator:||248 Sqn RAF|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||30m SW of The Naze Essex -
|Departure airport:||RAF Banff, Aberdeenshire |
of a formation of aircraft detailed to carry out an anti-shipping sweep in the Skaggerak
and Kattagat on the afternoon of 12 March 1945.
The patrol had been completed without incident, and the formation was 50 nautical miles
south-west of Lister (Norway), when an interception was carried out by enemy fighter
Reports of other aircrew suggest that aircraft ‘Q’ HR 632 had been straggling up to this
time – Position in formation No 2 in starboard section – rear squadron.
One pilot of No 333 Squadron – acting as fighter crew to the formation – saw an enemy
aircraft attacking and apparently scoring hits on a Mosquito at the rear of the formation.
He shot the enemy aircraft down but saw nothing further of this Mosquito HR 632.
W/O (Aus414587) Raymond William MOFFAT(pilot) RAAF - killed
F/O (Aus422360) Bruce Andrew Stanley ABBOTT (nav.) RAAF - killed
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