Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk XVI ML958,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50525
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Date:Saturday 6 May 1944
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 Sqn RAF
Registration: ML958
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Herkenbosch - Melick, Limburg. -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Little Staughton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Mosquito ML958: Took off at 21:30 hrs for an bombing operation to Leverkusen. 06/05/1944
The aircraft fell victim to the night fighter Oblt. Werner Baake & Unteroffizier Rolf Bettaque of 2./NJG 1, who had taken off from Venlo airfield in He 219 A-0 G9+HK. It was caught in the beam of a searchlight and attacked twice before it dived steeply and crashed at 23:35 hrs.
S/Ldr (106237) Harry Bernard STEPHENS DFC (pilot) RAFVR - killed (NCO:1376967 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 14 October, 1941)(NCO:1375631 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 03 March, 1942)
F/Lt (115624) Norman Henry FREDMAN DFC (nav.) RAFVR - killed


2.ORB 109 Sqdn RAF
4.Global Losses Database (Henk Welting) Database
5.Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
8 April 1943 DZ430 109 Sqn RAF 2 Hartford, near RAF stn Wyton, Cambridgeshire, England w/o
31 August 1943 DZ425 109 Sqn RAF 0 Little Friars, Thornes, 1 mile WNW of Swaffham, Norfolk, England w/o
22 October 1943 DZ434 109 Sqn RAF 1 near Bourne, Lincolnshire, England w/o
9 November 1943 DZ492 109 Sqn RAF 0 RAF stn Wyton, Huntingdonshire, England w/o
7 January 1944 DZ435 109 Sqn RAF 0 near Narborough, 6miles north-west of Swaffham, Norfolk, England w/o
18 June 1944 ML900 109 Sqn RAF 0 St.Neots, near RAF stn Little Staughton, Huntingdonshire, England w/o
27 December 1944 ML961 109 Sqn RAF 1 Keent, 3km south of Weert, Limburg. w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
16-Nov-2009 23:33 NePa Updated
02-Jul-2014 15:51 Shout Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2015 05:26 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
04-Sep-2018 16:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative, Operator]
06-Apr-2020 17:49 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2020 10:07 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]
06-Sep-2021 21:27 TB Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
06-Jan-2022 17:31 Nepa Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]
25-Jul-2022 22:02 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
29-Jul-2022 19:46 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2022 21:39 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
05-Aug-2022 07:34 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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