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[[File:Moskito_DZ466_in_netting.jpg|thumb|350px|DZ466<ref>http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Cotes%20Armor/20%20fevrier%201943/mosquito_dz466.htm</ref>]]{{Stub}}
 
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'''DZ466''' was a [[De Havilland Mosquito|de Havilland Mosquito B.IV Series II]]
 
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|caption=DZ466 covered with nets.<ref>http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Cotes%20Armor/20%20fevrier%201943/mosquito_dz466.htm</ref>
 
|designation=[[:Category:De Havilland Mosquito|de Havilland Mosquito ]]
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|version=B.IV Series II
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==History==
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=History=
 
Powered by Merlin 21/23 engines, DZ466 was built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a). Converted to PR.IV standard during December 1942<ref>http://www.mossie.org/production/results.php?&series=DZ&returnsperpage=1&mode=1&offset=177</ref> and January 1943, DZ466 was subsequently assigned to 540 Squadron.
 
Powered by Merlin 21/23 engines, DZ466 was built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a). Converted to PR.IV standard during December 1942<ref>http://www.mossie.org/production/results.php?&series=DZ&returnsperpage=1&mode=1&offset=177</ref> and January 1943, DZ466 was subsequently assigned to 540 Squadron.
   
On 20 February 1943, F/O Payne and Sgt Kent took off from Benson in DZ466, to make a photographic reconnaissance of Vienna and Linz area, but failed to return.{{#tag:ref|The squadron ORB states that DZ466 was tracked by RDF whilst returning. The plot was then lost, and ~20 mins later a faint SOS was received by base (Benson) D/F station.<ref>http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/index.php?t-16389.html</ref>|group="N"}}
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On 20 February 1943, F/O Payne and Sgt Kent took off from Benson in DZ466, to make a photographic reconnaissance of Vienna and Linz area, but failed to return.{{#tag:ref|The squadron ORB states that DZ466 was tracked by RDF whilst returning. The plot was then lost, and 20 mins later a faint SOS was received by base (Benson) D/F station.<ref>http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/index.php?t-16389.html</ref>|group="N"}}
   
 
DZ466 landed at Rosaires Beach, Plérin, resulting in both crewmwmbers becoming POWs.<ref>http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Cotes%20Armor/20%20fevrier%201943/mosquito_dz466.htm</ref>
 
DZ466 landed at Rosaires Beach, Plérin, resulting in both crewmwmbers becoming POWs.<ref>http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Cotes%20Armor/20%20fevrier%201943/mosquito_dz466.htm</ref>
 
=Notes=
 
==References==
 
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===Sources===
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=Sources=
 
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[[Category:British Aircraft]]
 
 
[[Category:World War 2]]
 
[[Category:World War 2]]
 
[[Category:De Havilland Mosquito]]
 
[[Category:De Havilland Mosquito]]
[[Category:Individual Aircraft]]
 
 
[[Category:Zirkus Rosarius]]
 
[[Category:Zirkus Rosarius]]

Latest revision as of 15:14, 28 December 2016

History[]

Powered by Merlin 21/23 engines, DZ466 was built at Hatfield under contract 555/C.23(a). Converted to PR.IV standard during December 1942[2] and January 1943, DZ466 was subsequently assigned to 540 Squadron.

On 20 February 1943, F/O Payne and Sgt Kent took off from Benson in DZ466, to make a photographic reconnaissance of Vienna and Linz area, but failed to return.[N 1]

DZ466 landed at Rosaires Beach, Plérin, resulting in both crewmwmbers becoming POWs.[4]

Notes[]

  1. The squadron ORB states that DZ466 was tracked by RDF whilst returning. The plot was then lost, and 20 mins later a faint SOS was received by base (Benson) D/F station.[3]

Sources[]