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  de Havilland Mosquito Serial Number A52-505  
3 AD

Former Assignment
2 AD
1 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by de Havilland in the United Kingdom as a Mosquito FB.VI. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number HR336. Painted dark green with overall medium sea gray. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Mosquito A52-505. On July 11, 1944 assigned to 2 Air Depot (2 AD) and reassembled.

On February 4, 1945 assigned to 1 Squadron based at Kingaroy. Coded Q-NA. No known nickname or nose art.

On March 18, 1945 flown to Morotai along with Mosquito A52-526 for a detachment bound for the Philippines. This aircraft arrived at Clark Field for testing against captured Japanese aircraft. While in the Philippines, a number of U. S. Army Air Force pilots offered a lot of money to go for a test flight in these aircraft.

By April 1945 stripped to bare aluminum and operated from Amberley Airfield.

On November 16, 1945 assigned to 2 Air Depot (2 AD). On April 10, 1946 placed into storage at Evans Head Airfield. On July 11, 1949 stricken from charge. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

RAAF Camouflage & Markings 1939-1945 Volume 2 (1980) page 98
ADF Serials - Mosquito A52-505
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
September 9, 2020


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