Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito PR Mk XVI NS523, 02 Oct 1944
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165287
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito PR Mk XVI
Owner/operator:140 Squadron Royal Air Force (140 Sqn RAF)
Registration: NS523
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Leuven, Flemish Brabant. -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:B.58 Melsbroek/Brussels (B)
Destination airport:
Mosquito NS523: Shot down by P-47 on PR mission near Louvain. 02/10/1944
Took off at 08:15 hrs from Melsbroeck, on a sortie to Krefield - Duisberg. However, I don’t know if it was the outbound or inbound stage of the sortie, the aircraft was intercepted according to the ORB by a P-47 of IX USAAF, shooting it down near Louvain (French name for Leuven), Belgium.
S/Ldr (76588) Charles Douglas Nye LONGLEY (pilot) RAF - killed
F/Sgt (1621012) John Tildsley TAYLOR (nav.) RAFVR - killed


4.ORB 140 Sqdn RAF

Revision history:

08-Apr-2014 09:10 Nepa Added
08-Apr-2014 09:13 Nepa Updated [Narrative]
01-Aug-2014 10:48 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Aug-2015 14:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
06-Sep-2018 09:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative, Operator]
29-Jan-2019 17:10 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Operator]
28-Sep-2019 14:19 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location]
29-Oct-2019 16:18 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]
06-Oct-2021 20:41 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
23-Oct-2022 22:12 Nepa Updated [Source, Operator]
06-Nov-2022 00:00 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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