Incident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk XVI ML962, 03 Jun 1944
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Date:03-JUN-1944
Time:02:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk XVI
Owner/operator:109 Squadron Royal Air Force (109 Sqn RAF)
Registration: ML962
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Caterham, Surrey, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Little Staughton, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mosquito ML962: Took off at 23:28 hrs for Night mission to Leverkusen. 02/06/1944
Hit by Flak at Leverkusen which damaged the flying controls and the port engine.
Regained the south coast, but was abandoned about 02:50 hrs near Caterham, Surrey. 03/06/1944
The Mosquito crashing into the front garden of a house in Ridgemount Avenue, Coulsdon. a blazing fuel tank was thrown onto the roof of a dwelling in Woodlands Grove, killing eighteen-months old Alan Roote and injuring his parents who were admitted to Purley Hospital. Four other children in the house escaped unhurt. This account has been credited by W.Chorley to Edward Burnside and David Thompson.
Crew:
F/Lt (61006) Arthur Charles CARTER DFC (pilot) RAFVR - Ok (NCO:740456 Commission Gazetted : Friday 14 March, 1941)
F/O (J/16299) Ernest Walter GARRETT DFC (nav.) RCAF - Ok

Sources:

1.http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
2.RAF 109 Sqn ORB
3.Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2012 06:17 Nepa Added
02-Jul-2014 16:06 Shout Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
14-Sep-2014 22:59 Gerrard Updated [Location]
13-Aug-2015 20:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
18-Mar-2016 10:09 Shout Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2018 20:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]
26-Apr-2019 07:21 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]
26-Apr-2019 07:22 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]
22-Oct-2021 23:10 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
30-Jun-2022 21:24 Nepa Updated [Narrative, Operator]
05-Aug-2022 07:15 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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