As one of the most versatile and efficient aircraft types ever used by the RAF, the de Havilland Mosquito was an immediate success on its operational debut in 1941, and continued to offer superlative service until its retirement from first line duties in late 1955. During that period Mosquitos equipped more than 100 frontline squadrons within RAF aegis, apart from myriad other units, and saw wide employment by foreign air services. This book traces the Mosquito’s RAF operational career through condensed histories of every RAF-controlled bases, commanders, personalities, outstanding sorties, aircraft serials, markings, etc. In addition a total of 160 photographs illustrate the diverse variants in squadron use, individual liveries and air and ground crews; overall, a vivid record and tribute to one of the RAF’s truly classic aircraft. Illustrated with more than 160 black and white photographs throughout.
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