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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70124
Last updated: 3 August 2019
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Date:09-JUN-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk IV
Owner/operator:627 Squadron Royal Air Force (627 Sqn RAF)
Registration: DZ353
C/n / msn: AZ-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Saint Erblon. -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Mosquito DZ353 - T/o at 23:47 hrs to attack railways to prevent German troop reinforcements reaching Normandy. The first "Tallboy" (12,000lb bomb) was used on this night by 617 Sqn. Classed as successful raid with, out of a total of 483 aircraft used on this and other railways, only 4 were lost (3 Lancasters and 1 Mosquito). DZ353 being the only Moss lost on this raid crashed between Orgeres and St. Erblon - the reason has not been established. 9.6.1944
Crew:
F/Lt (46016) Harry STEERE DFC DFM (pilot) RAF- killed
F/O (Aus404241) Kenneth William GALE DFC (nav.) RAAF- killed

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20111231024920/http://www.absa39-45.com:80/airfield/pertesraf.html
http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/steere-harry.html
ORB 627 Sqdn RAF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2009 10:42 NePa Added
07-Apr-2010 22:27 Nepa Updated [Location, Narrative]
22-May-2011 13:31 Anon. Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Mar-2012 13:56 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-Jul-2014 07:18 Repac Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
16-Aug-2014 13:48 K.Kraus Updated [Country, Narrative]
28-Apr-2015 08:56 SIS07 Updated [Date, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2015 14:13 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
30-Sep-2015 13:06 INV Updated [Cn, Location, Source]
16-Dec-2018 06:18 Nepa Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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