ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70523
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Narrative:Missing from PR mission to Trondheim.
de Havilland Mosquito PR.Mk I
|Owner/operator:||1 PRU RAF|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Ørlandet, Sør-Trøndelag -
|Departure airport:||RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland|
On 2.4-42 PRU Mosquito W4056 was attacked Bf109 and made a forced landing at Ørlandet.
Took off from Leuchars on a recce mission at Trondheim area. They were pursued and attacked by two Messerschmitts of JG 1. Oblt Herbert Huppertz of 12/JG 1 claimed this Mosquito.
P/O Ian Hutchinson and his observer P/O Basil K Allen had to make a forced landing on the German occupied airfield at Ørland.
They managed to set the aircraft on fire before being captured by the Germans.
Both spent the rest of the war as PoW's at Stalag Luft 3.
P/O (102.960) Ian HUTCHINSON (pilot) RAFVR - POW
P/O (119.514) Basil K. AlLLEN (obs) RAFVR - POW
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