Mosquito Aircrews WW2


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Reference WMO254788

Address:

Aircraft Museum

London Colney

St Albans

AL2 1BU

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Trophy/Relic
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Metal Metal (any)
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial consists of two main parts. The lower part is a plaque with the inscription, set on a small brick wall with brick pillars either side that reach the same height as the plaque. Above this there is a mounted propeller from a De Havilland Mosquito that has been badly damaged and twisted during an air crash.
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N MEMORY OF ALL ALLIED MOSQUITO AIR AND GROUND CREWS WHO SERVICED, FLIGHT TESTED AND FLEW MOSQUITOS ON WORLDWIDE OPERATIONS DURING AND AFTER WORLD WAR II./ MOSQUITO'S WERE FLOWN IN A VARIETY OF ROLES, INCLUDING BOMBING, PATHFINDING, UNARMED PHOTO RECONNAISSANCE, DAY AND NIGHT INTRUDERS, NIGHT FIGHTING, FIGHTER/GROUND ATTACK, PRECISION BOMBING ATTACKS, INTERDICTION, SHIP BUSTING AND ANTI U-BOAT PATROLS, HIGH SPEED COURIER OPERATIONS, TARGET TOWING AND TRAINING./ THE MOSQUITO WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MULTI-ROLE COMBAT AIRCRAFT, ENGINEERED FROM WOOD AND BECAME KNOWN AS THE "WOODEN WONDER". IT WAS OPERATED BY TWO CREW AND WAS FASTER THAN MOST OTHER ALLIED OR ENEMY AIRCRAFT OF ITS TIME. THE COURAGE AND DEDICATION OF BOTH AIR AND GROUND CREWS WHO FLEW AND MAINTAINED THE MOSQUITO WAS OUTSTANDING.

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