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Crash Site Mosquito VI PZ456

On December 2, 1944, at 8:18 pm the twin-engined fighter-bomber, de Havilland Mosquito type VI PZ456 of 23 Squadron, departed from Little Snoring (East Anglia) England base for a patrol to GŁterslow in Germany.
On the way back it is fully shot by the anti-aircraft guns at the bridges in Zwolle. Around 11 pm the wooden plane crashed at this spot and burned out completely.
On December 6, 1944, the pilot and navigator were buried at the cemetery "De Ekelenburg" in Oldebroek in graves with the numbers 15 and 16. Both graves were later renumbered.

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Source

  • Text: TracesOfWar
  • Photos: Maarten Hoedeman