Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2

Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2

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by Martin Bowman, Chris Davey
     
 

The third volume in the trilogy of Combat Aircraft titles devoted to de Havilland's 'wooden wonder', this book focuses on the Mosquito photo-recce variants of World War II (1939-1945) as well as their users. The design's superb performance, and ability to escape interception by enemy fighters made the Mosquito the ideal choice for the RAF's then embryonic

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The third volume in the trilogy of Combat Aircraft titles devoted to de Havilland's 'wooden wonder', this book focuses on the Mosquito photo-recce variants of World War II (1939-1945) as well as their users. The design's superb performance, and ability to escape interception by enemy fighters made the Mosquito the ideal choice for the RAF's then embryonic photographic reconnaissance force. The production standard PR1 subsequently became the first Mosquito variant of any kind to see operational service with the RAF, flying its first sortie [over France] on 20 September 1941. These aircraft flew all manner of bomber support missions ranging from simple post-raid photo-recce to weather checking and experimental H2X radar photo-mapping. All are detailed in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855328914
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/15/1999
Series:
Combat Aircraft Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Norwich-based Martin Bowman has written several volumes on the Mosquito, plus countless works on the USAAF.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chapter Three: Stars and Stripes: This chapter contains 58 discrepencies of which 46 are errors, some of 156 errors appearing i his six books with chapters on 25th BG Rcn Mosquito operations. He lists M-46 Photoflashbomb as 700,000 candle power when it supplied 700-million CP. Drawing 27 (p-55) claims all-black Mosquito TA614 flew OSS missions; it functioned as a training aircraft to transition Harrington pilots, and OSS agents to JE radio equipment, and never flew operational OSS sorties. His OSS Mosquito operations history is filled with errors. He trusted unreliable sources for information and NEVER investigated official USAAF or OSS documents. Researchers are warned NOT to reference this chapter for historical data.