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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141268
Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:03-JUN-1944
Time:02:50
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 Squadron Royal Air Force (109 Sqn RAF)
Registration: ML962
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Caterham, Surrey, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Little Staughton, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mosquito ML962 - Hit by flak Leverkusen and abandoned over Kent 3.6.1944
T/o at 23:28 hrs 2.6.44. Hit by Flak which damaged the flying controls and the port engine. Regained the south coast, but was abandoned about 02:50 hrs near Caterham, Surrey, the Mosquito crashing into the front garden of a house in Ridgemount Avenue, Coulsdon. a blazing fuel tank was thrown onto the roof of a dwelling in Woodlands Grove, killing eighteen-months old Alan Roote and injuring his parents who were admitted to Purley Hospital. Four other children in the house escaped unhurt. This account has been credited by W.Chorley to Edward Burnside and David Thompson.
Crew:
F/Lt (61006) Arthur Charles CARTER DFC (pilot) RAFVR - Ok
F/O (J/16299) Ernest Walter GARRETT DFC (nav.) RCAF - Ok

Sources:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
RAF 109 Sqn ORB


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2012 06:17 Nepa Added
02-Jul-2014 16:06 Shout Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
14-Sep-2014 22:59 Gerrard Updated [Location]
13-Aug-2015 20:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
18-Mar-2016 10:09 Shout Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2018 20:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]
26-Apr-2019 07:21 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]
26-Apr-2019 07:22 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]

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