ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70523
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Mosquito PR.Mk I
Owner/operator:1 PRU RAF
Registration: W4056
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ørlandet, Sør-Trøndelag -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland
Destination airport:
Missing from PR mission to Trondheim.
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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Revision history:

17-Dec-2009 23:19 NePa Added
03-Jan-2010 21:24 NePa Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Narrative]
20-Mar-2011 14:33 Nepa Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
31-Dec-2011 01:15 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-Oct-2013 15:50 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
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