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No: 9038   Contributor: Andrew Wright   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: de Havilland   Country: United Kingdom

This aircraft has history, if anyone would like to Google it, PR Mosquito. History relates to Trondheim April 1942.
Picture added on 03 September 2009 at 10:28
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Hi Andrew,
Nice photo.. where did you get it? Family album?
Any personal history with it?

Added by Marcel Gommers on 03 September 2009.
W4056 was a photo-reconnaissance PR. Mk 1 Mosquito assigned to No. 1 PRU and reported missing from a PR mission to Trondheim on 2 April 1942.
Has anyone any more information?

Added by Peter Langsdale on 03 September 2009.
Marcel, yes the picture is owned by myself, it came from my late grandfather who served in the R.A.F from 1942, however he joined after the aircraft was lost, how he came by it will always remain a mystery.
A little more here.

Added by Andrew Wright on 04 September 2009.
Hello Andrew I am Michael Prendergast chief History researcher at RAF Benson where W4056 flew from originally.
Can you tell me if this is the only photo your Grand Father had and if he was ever at RAF Benson at any time.

Added by Michael Prendergast on 19 November 2009.
Mick yes it's the oly photo and yes he was at RAF Benson, as my mother has letters posted from there, he was with 613 Squadron. if you'd like to contact direct.
All the best, Andrew.

Added by Andrew Wright on 19 November 2009.
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