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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138682
Last updated: 5 July 2019
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Date:25-APR-1944
Time:01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI
Owner/operator:464 Sqn RAAF
Registration: NS896
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF stn Gravesend, Kent, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gravesend, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Gravesend
Narrative:
Four aircraft from the Squadron took off from RAF Gravesend, Kent on the night of
24/25th April 1944 detailed to carry out night intruder missions. From a bombing point of
view the mission was not successful as airfields were not identified and bombs were
brought back. The aircraft crossed the coast at 3000 feet in a dive and stayed at 2/3000
feet, bombing from 2000 to 1500 feet.
Mosquito NS896 flown by F/O Dunkley was shot up during the mission and crash landed on return
to base at 0100 hours on 25/4. Unfortunately the aircraft overshot the perimeter track and
ran into tents pitched in the vicinity. One airman was killed and F/O Monoghan and F/O
Dean injured. Two aircraft parked there were also damaged. The crew of Mosquito NS896 were
uninjured.
Crew:
F/O (Aus413358) Ernest Henry DUNKLEY (pilot) RAAF - Ok
F/O (52719) Horace Percival WOODWARD (nav.) RAF - Ok

Sources:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
ORB 464 Sqdn RAF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Sep-2011 03:57 Nepa Added
02-Mar-2012 10:47 Nepa Updated [Location, Source]
02-Mar-2012 14:20 Nepa Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Jul-2014 19:34 MiG15 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
11-Aug-2015 04:21 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
23-Apr-2019 17:33 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]

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