Some have called the Mosquito ‘the RAF’s greatest warplane of World War 2’. Yet, whatever its
plaudits, there is little argument that it was one of the most beautiful and, powered by twin
Merlins, one of the fastest. It was certainly the most versatile Allied aircraft to have flown in
combat during the war: by the time production ceased, the Mosquito had appeared in 43 different
variants – more than any other.
Affectionately known as ‘The Wooden Wonder’, the de Havilland Mosquito was rightfully
feared by its enemies as it ranged far and wide across Europe, hitting targets with pin- point
In this detailed piece, Richard has chosen the weeks prior to the D-Day as the setting. With the
invasion looming, the vital task of dismantling the enemy’s infrastructure across northern France
took high priority and there was no better aircraft suited to the task than the Mosquito. As their
forthcoming operation becomes clear, Richard depicts the Mosquito crews as they go through
one final briefing before take-off and setting out across the Channel to attack the assigned target
Overall size: 15" x 18"
Available in the following editions
Overall size: 10¼" x 14¼"
Signed by aircrew who flew Mosquitos during WWII
Flight Lieutenant John Trotman DFC* – pilot with 692 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant George Prichard – radar specialist with 151 Squadron
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